No injuries reported from early Sunday fire
Four units of the Redwood Acres apartments were impacted by a fire early Sunday (Oct. 11) morning in Vancouver.
Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) crews were dispatched to the structure fire at 3409 NE 62nd Ave. 3:48 a.m. Sunday. In addition to the initial alarm, a second alarm was struck. The first units on scene arrived with a five-minute response, despite the fact that it was the second structure fire of the shift for many of the crews.
The first-arriving crews were able to see fire from down the street. Upon arrival, crews were able to knock down the fire on the first and second floor apartments while at the same time completing searches and evacuating the remaining units in the building. After 37 minutes of battling the blaze, the fire was deemed to be under control. The building was saved and the second alarm was canceled.
VFD had 27 crew members on scene. Red Cross officials were called to assist the people in the four affected units to find shelter. No injuries were reported. The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.