Vancouver Fire Dept battles attic fire in Glenwood Neighborhood

All occupants were able to exit the home prior to firefighters arriving and no injuries were reported at the fire

Three residents of a manufactured home in the Glenwood area of Vancouver were displaced by a fire Sunday evening.

All occupants were able to exit the home prior to firefighters arriving and no injuries were reported at the fire. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
All occupants were able to exit the home prior to firefighters arriving and no injuries were reported at the fire. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

Shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday (July 26) evening, the Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 8902 NE 119th St. First-arriving crews found an active attic fire in a single-story manufactured home. 

Water was applied to the soffit vents from the outside until additional units arrived on scene and were able to enter the structure to apply water through the ceiling into the attic. The fire had spread through the entire attic of the 1300-square-foot home prior to arrival of fire crews and near 100 degree temperatures made it difficult to fight the fire, which took approximately 45 minutes to extinguish. 

Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

The VFD sent five engines, one ladder truck, two water tenders and two battalion chiefs to battle the blaze. One engine from Clark County Fire & Rescue assisted. All occupants were able to exit the home prior to firefighters arriving and no injuries were reported at the fire.

A total of three occupants were displaced from the residence and were being assisted by the American Red Cross. Clark County Fire Marshal’s office was on scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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