Vancouver firefighters battle apartment fire

The fire was contained to one unit with an adjacent unit receiving some minor smoke damage

Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, Vancouver firefighters were dispatched to 1729 Murton Street, in Central Vancouver, to the report of a fire in a two-story apartment building. 

Vancouver Fire crews perform vertical ventilation to remove smoke and heat from the structure. Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire Department
Vancouver Fire crews perform vertical ventilation to remove smoke and heat from the structure. Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire Department

Several fire units were training at a nearby fire station when the call came in and responded to the scene. The first unit arrived within two minutes and reported fire showing from a window in a second floor unit. Crews immediately began attacking the fire bringing it under control in approximately 20 minutes. 

The fire was contained to one unit with an adjacent unit receiving some minor smoke damage. 

A total of 24 firefighters responded to the scene. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. One person was displaced and was being assisted by the American Red Cross. 

The Vancouver Fire Department was assisted by American Medical Response, Clark County Fire District 6 and the Vancouver Police Department. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office.

Information provided by the Vancouver Fire Department.

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