Vancouver firefighters battle shop fire in Proebstel

Two adjoining shop buildings were not able to be saved

VANCOUVER — Firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department battled a shop fire Thursday evening near Proebstel.

The large volume of fire kept firefighters out of the building and the fire was fought from outside. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
The large volume of fire kept firefighters out of the building and the fire was fought from outside. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

At about 6:10 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 13), the Vancouver Fire Department responded to a shop fire reported at 22340 NE 58th St. The first engine to arrive found heavy, black smoke coming from two adjoining shop buildings with the largest body of fire burning in the rear of the structure and started extinguishment efforts immediately. 

The large volume of fire kept firefighters out of the building and the fire was fought from outside. The remote location of the fire presented water supply issues that required three water tenders to travel a mile and a half to the nearest hydrant for resupply. Firefighters protected other structures on the property, but could not save the shop buildings. 

Firefighters protected other structures on the property, but could not save the shop buildings. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Firefighters protected other structures on the property, but could not save the shop buildings. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

Fifteen firefighters and two battalion chiefs on three fire engines and a water tender from Vancouver Fire, an engine from East County Fire and Rescue and two water tenders from Clark County Fire District 3 were used to battle the fire. Clark County Sheriff’s deputies provided traffic control on 58th Street. 

Crews stayed on scene until approximately 11 p.m. ensuring that all fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported and no one was displaced as a result of the fire. The fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshall’s Office.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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