Spontaneously combusting sheets blamed for Washougal laundromat fire

The building was deemed a complete loss

WASHOUGAL — An early morning fire destroyed a laundromat in Washougal. Witnesses posted photos of flames and smoke shooting into the air above Riverside Laundry at 921 4th Street.

A Washougal laundromat was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Trisha Warbis
A Washougal laundromat was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Trisha Warbis

The Camas-Washougal Fire Department says the fire started at 12:42 a.m. First arriving crews called a second alarm, bringing a total of eleven units from Vancouver Fire Department and East County Fire and Rescue.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a pile of sheets that spontaneously combusted and spread to the rest of the building. 

The building and its contents are considered to be a total loss, with damage estimated at $150,000. Witnesses said nearby Mike’s Tires also suffered some damage. There were no injuries reported.

Fire destroyed Riverside Laundry in Washougal early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Camas-Washougal Fire Department
Fire destroyed Riverside Laundry in Washougal early Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Camas-Washougal Fire Department
Fire crews found smoke and flames shooting from Riverside Laundry in Washougal Sunday morning just before 1 a.m. The building was a complete loss. Photo courtesy Trisha Warbis
Fire crews found smoke and flames shooting from Riverside Laundry in Washougal Sunday morning just before 1 a.m. The building was a complete loss. Photo courtesy Trisha Warbis


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