Vancouver firefighters save woman from Sunday morning house fire


Unidentified female was removed from home and treated for smoke inhalation

Members of the Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) saved a woman from a house fire Sunday morning.

At 3:53 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 9), seven units from the Vancouver Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire in a residence in the 4000 block of East 18th street in Vancouver. A passerby called 9-1-1 and reported seeing smoke and fire coming from the front of the home. 

Members of the Vancouver Fire Department saved a woman from a house fire Sunday morning.
File photo.

The first arriving Vancouver Fire engine arrived four and one half minutes later as the closest fire engine to this address was on another emergency call in the area at the same time. They arrived to find fire coming from the front of the home and deployed a hose line to knock down the fire, crews then went inside for a search of occupants and located a female  that was removed and treated for smoke inhalation. Her condition is unknown at the time of this report. 

A total of 16 Vancouver Fire personnel worked to control this fire and had the fire under control in less than 10 minutes. 

Members of the Vancouver Fire Department would like to remind residents to always have working smoke detectors in your home and check them regularly.  

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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