Crews battle morning blaze near Clark County Fairgrounds

RIDGEFIELD — Firefighters from Clark County Fire & Rescue and Clark County Fire District 6 battled a smokey shop fire this morning about one mile northwest of the Clark County Fairgrounds.

Video courtesy Clark County Fire District 6

The blaze was first reported shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday at 18218 NW 28th Avenue, Ridgefield. A black plume of smoke was visible a mile away from the blaze, which appeared to start in a shop housing lawnmowers, propane tanks, and other materials.

Fire engines from Clark County Fire District 6 arrived and because of the property’s rural location were assisted by water tenders from Clark County Fire & Rescue. About 15 firefighters extinguished the blaze within 20 minutes.

Two nearby RV’s sustained heavy damage from the fire, but a nearby home was untouched. The Clark County Fire Marshall’s office is investigating and will be reporting the cause and damage estimate of the fire.

Information provided by Clark County Fire District 6.

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