Vancouver firefighters respond to fire at Joe’s Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire Department

In total, 20 firefighters were on the scene along with the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office which is investigating the cause of the fire

Firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department were dispatched Monday morning to a fire at Joe’s Crab Shack on the Vancouver waterfront.

The first fire crews arrived just five minutes after the original call, which came at 5:41 a.m., and found fire outside of the building. The fire was spreading inside the building and firefighters stretched several hose lines to attack the fire.

Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Fire Department

Columbia Way was temporarily shut down as a large diameter hose was extended from the fire hydrant across the road. Citizens were asked to avoid the area for several hours Monday morning.

The fire was initially knocked down in just 10 minutes but it wasn’t fully under control until 50 minutes into the operation. The building’s fire sprinkler system was activated which helped firefighters control the fire.

In total, 20 firefighters were on the scene along with the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office which is investigating the cause of the fire.

The Vancouver Fire Department’s boat was dispatched to the scene to assist firefighting efforts from the river but ultimately was not needed. No injuries were reported.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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Margaret
Margaret
4 months ago

Is this restaurant located on land the Interstate-5 Bridge Replacement group wants?

Is former Red Lion at the Quay on the Columbia River that also suffered a fire coveted by the Interstate-5 Bridge Replacement Group?

It’s a pity that the beautiful Thunderbird Inn on the Columbia River burned down too.
Another former Red Lion on the River is now the Holiday Inn Portland Columbia Riverfront and still stands.