Occupant rescued by neighbor
WASHOUGAL — A fire destroyed a single family home early Friday morning. A lone occupant was rescued by a neighbor.
At about 4:17 a.m. on Friday (July 19) the Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) received a report of a fully engulfed structure fire in the 2100 block of 37th Street in Washougal. First arriving crews found a single family home fully involved. Due to the severity of the fire, a defensive strategy was employed to try to protect surrounding structures. The home is considered a total loss.
There was a single occupant at the home when the fire started. He was rescued by a neighbor who saw the flames and pulled the victim out of the garage door. The occupant was transported to a local hospital with severe burns. Further information about his condition is not known. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the CWFD Fire Marshal’s Office.
CWFD personnel were assisted by crews from East County Fire and Rescue, and the Vancouver Fire Department.
Information provided by Camas-Washougal Fire Department.