Fire at Lincoln Place extinguished

Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire Department

Citizen was transported emergently to a local hospital

At 8:08 a.m. Thursday (May 23), the Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire alarm at 1351 Lincoln Ave. in Vancouver at Lincoln Place Apartments 

Just as the first truck arrived, it was reported that there was a fire on the third floor of the apartment building. The call was upgraded to a commercial structure fire and received additional units.  

Vancouver Fire responded with 24 personnel.  Firefighters quickly ascended to the third floor to extinguish the fire, search for victims and evacuate the building.  The sprinkler system kept the fire in check and prevented it from spreading. 

The first truck crew made sure the fire was extinguished and found a person in the fire room of origin.  Patient care was initiated by Vancouver Fire paramedics.  The patient was transported emergently with severe burns by American Medical Response ambulance with Vancouver Fire paramedics onboard to continue advanced life support while enroute to Emanuel Hospital.  Two other residents were evaluated but declined treatment or transport.  

The fire was deemed to be under control in less than 24 minutes.  The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office was on site to investigate with the Vancouver Police Department.  Clark County Fire District 6 sent one engine to the scene.

Information provided by the Vancouver Fire Department.

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