Large horse arena in Meadow Glade destroyed by fire

Initial reports stated the structure was heavily involved in fire with propane tanks inside the structure randomly exploding


A large horse arena in the Meadow Glade neighborhood southwest of Battle Ground was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

A large horse arena in the Meadow Glade neighborhood southwest of Battle Ground was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire & Rescue
A large horse arena in the Meadow Glade neighborhood southwest of Battle Ground was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire & Rescue

Clark County Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched at 3:57 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4) to a report of a large horse arena on fire at 10025 NE 184th Street. Initial reports indicated the structure was heavily involved in fire with propane tanks inside the structure randomly exploding. 

Initial reports stated the structure was heavily involved in fire with propane tanks inside the structure randomly exploding. Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire & Rescue
Initial reports stated the structure was heavily involved in fire with propane tanks inside the structure randomly exploding. Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire & Rescue

The first unit arrived at 4:06 a.m. to find a 120-foot by 108-foot (approximately 13,000 square feet) horse barn and riding arena fully engulfed in flames. The property owners were able to remove the horses prior to arrival of the fire units.

Firefighters initially took a “defensive” position and worked from outside to contain the fire to the arena. The home was approximately 75 feet’ from the arena and was at risk of catching fire due to the radiant heat from the arena fire. Firefighters were able to protect the home and bring the barn/arena fire under control. The barn/arena was predominantly destroyed by the fire.

Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire & Rescue
Photo courtesy of Clark County Fire & Rescue

There were no injuries during this fire. All of the animals were safely accounted for. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Clark County Fire & Rescue was assisted on this fire by three units from Clark County Fire District 3 and one unit from the Vancouver Fire Department.

Information provided by Clark County Fire & Rescue.

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