All residents escaped the building, no one was injured in the blaze
Firefighters with Clark County Fire District 6 and Vancouver Fire battled a stubborn fire early Friday (Oct. 23) morning in Hazel Dell.
Seven people and two dogs were displaced after the fire at a four-plex located at 6205 NE 11TH Avenue.
The fire was called in at 2:30 a.m., and by the time fire crews arrived, the fire had spread from one of the units of the four-plex to the attic. Efforts to fight the fire were complicated by a layer of “car decking” on the ceiling of the residence. The apartment complex also has ceiling heat, which makes the task of fighting the fire more difficult due to numerous wires in the ceiling.
No one was injured fighting the blaze, and all residents escaped the building. The Red Cross has been notified and is in the process of assessing housing needs from the six adults and one child who live in the complex.
Five engines, one squad, one truck and two Battalion Chiefs were called as part of the fire response. The fire was extinguished by 3:30 a.m.
Information provided by Clark County Fire District 6.