Two people perish in residence fire Tuesday evening

A man and woman were killed in the fire involving a manufactured home residence in East Vancouver

Two people died in a residence fire Tuesday evening in East Vancouver.

At 7:16 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 1), crews from the Vancouver Fire Department were dispatched to 6901 NE 149th Court to the report of a structure fire with residents trapped inside. The first-arriving engine found heavy fire conditions on the front of the single-story manufactured home. Firefighters applied water, immediately putting out a large body of the fire. 

As additional crews arrived, they were sent inside the structure to search for occupants and put out the remaining hotspots. The search was made difficult due to the ceiling of the structure collapsing prior to firefighters entering the home, covering the living area with sheetrock and insulation. 

An adult female was located under the debris by a fire crew and brought out of the residence. Her medical care was turned over to an AMR ambulance crew who transported her to a local area hospital. A second occupant, a deceased adult male was located a short time later. 

It was reported on scene that the female who had been rescued was pronounced dead at an area hospital. No firefighter injuries were reported.

All firefighting operations were completed by 7:45 p.m. 

Clark County Fire Marshals were on scene investigating the cause of the fire. A total of five engines, a ladder truck and two battalion chiefs responded to the scene.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.