The fire started outside the home and quickly spread to the walls and attic of the home
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire just after 7 a.m. this morning (Aug. 1).
The fire was reported by neighbors who saw a significant amount of black smoke coming from the west side of the home in the 1400 Block of NW 304th Circle, north of the Tri-Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield.
The fire started outside the home and quickly spread to the walls and attic of the home before the fire department was called. No injuries were reported and nobody was home at the time of the fire.
A total of seven engines, one tower ladder, and seven chief officers responded from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue and Clark County Fire District No. 6. Units on scene were assisted by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office, AMR, Clark County PUD, and NW Natural.
The fire was quickly brought under control by responding units, although the home sustained substantial damage. The home did not have a fire sprinkler system. The fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue reminds all citizens to be vigilant about checking smoke alarms and making sure you have them on every floor of your home and those building a new home should consider protecting the home with fire sprinklers. For more information or if you need smoke alarms, contact your fire department.
About Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) serves 45,000 people over 125 square miles, including the cities of La Center, Ridgefield, Woodland, and the Cowlitz Indian Reservation. Our combination department includes full-time and volunteer firefighters responding to an average of 5000 fire and emergency medical calls a year. CCFR operates under a balanced budget and has a history of passing independent financial audits by the state.
Information provided by Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue.
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