Residents displaced by Vancouver house fire

Vancouver Fire Department crews extinguished the fire inside the single-family home

VANCOUVER — Five residents and a dog were displaced by a house fire Monday morning in Vancouver.

Firefighters stretched hoselines to attack the fire from the outside before heading inside the house to finish extinguishing the fire, which took 24 minutes. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Firefighters stretched hoselines to attack the fire from the outside before heading inside the house to finish extinguishing the fire, which took 24 minutes. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

Vancouver firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 8:43 a.m. Monday after witnesses called 9-1-1 after noticing that the house at 14317 NE 99th street was on fire. The first fire engine arrived within five minutes and found a single-story house with heavy smoke and flames coming from the front and the back of the house. 

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

Firefighters stretched hoselines to attack the fire from the outside before heading inside the house to finish extinguishing the fire, which took 24 minutes. There were no injuries and everyone escaped safely. The five residents and dog are receiving assistance from the Red Cross. 

Ceiling heat inside the house made it difficult for firefighters to access the fire in the attic and posed an extra threat to the safety of firefighters.  

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

Firefighters from Fire District 3 assisted the Vancouver Fire Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshal Office.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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