Unidentified occupant killed in Vancouver house fire Saturday

Occupant was removed from home by firefighters but was pronounced dead at the scene

An unidentified occupant was pronounced dead after being removed from Vancouver house fire Saturday.

An unidentified occupant was pronounced dead after being removed from a Vancouver house fire Saturday. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
An unidentified occupant was pronounced dead after being removed from a Vancouver house fire Saturday. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

The Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) was dispatched to a house fire at 5108 NE 66th Ave. in Vancouver on Saturday (Oct. 10) at 7:01 p.m. After driving down a long, narrow, private driveway, the first-arriving crews found a small, one-story single family residence on fire.  

Neighbors reported a person inside.  Crews quickly went into rescue mode and began a search of the structure.  An occupant was found inside the house and moved outside for medical treatment.  The occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The fire was completely under control by 7:28 p.m.  The VFD had 34 personnel on scene.  One firefighter suffered a minor burn injury.  The fire is currently under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s office.

Neighbors reported a person inside. Crews quickly went into rescue mode and began a search of the structure. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Neighbors reported a person inside. Crews quickly went into rescue mode and began a search of the structure. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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