Firefighters searched the residence and the garage, but no one was inside during the fire; unfortunately, firefighters discovered a small dog deceased in the garage.
A garage fire in Woodland Tuesday afternoon led to the death of a pet and severe damage to a garage.
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) units were dispatched at 1:43 p.m. to a report of a garage on fire at 212 Springwood Street in Woodland. Engine 29 from the Woodland CCFR station arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke from an attached garage. Smoke was also seen coming from the attic vents of the residence.
Crews stretched a hose line and held the fire in check until other units could arrive and assist with full extinguishment of the fire.
Firefighters searched the residence and the garage, but no one was inside during the fire. Unfortunately, firefighters discovered a small dog deceased in the garage. The family had left to go to a local store just prior to the fire occurring.
The garage sustained significant fire, heat, and smoke damage. Minor smoke damage was also present inside the residence area of the structure. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time. The fire origin investigation will be completed by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.
A total of four fire engines responded to the fire as well as one ladder truck, five chief officers, one fire investigator and 16 total personnel.
Information provided by Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue.