The American Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to assist three adults who were displaced by the fire
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue (CCFR) crews were dispatched Thursday (Oct. 6) at 12:30 a.m. to a residential structure fire at 3012 NW Eddy Rock Road in La Center. The reporting caller indicated that “the whole house is engulfed in fire.’’
The initial assignment included three fire engines, one ladder truck and one battalion chief from CCFR. CCFR Engine 23 arrived at 12:39 a.m. and reported a small, single-story residence, with defensive fire conditions – with fire extending through the roof.
Engine 23 confirmed with occupants outside the structure that the building was unoccupied at this time. Battalion Chief 21 requested a water tender from Cowlitz County Fire District 1 and an additional CCFR water tender. Engine 23 initiated a defensive fire attack from outside the structure, concentrating on protecting nearby structures and motor homes. The fire was declared under control at 1:26 a.m.
The structure was severely damaged by the fire. Surrounding structures and vehicles sustained some damage secondary to radiant heat. The American Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to assist three adults who were displaced by the fire. One dog is accounted for and uninjured. There were no reported injuries at this incident.
The fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.
CCFR was assisted on this incident by responders from Cowlitz County Fire District 1, American Medical Response, Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office,
Information provided by Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue.
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