Vancouver mobile estate fire displaces resident

Female was assessed on scene by AMR, but declined transport

A Vancouver resident of a mobile estate was displaced by a fire Tuesday morning.

When the first fire unit arrived they reported a working fire and heavy smoke conditions from the structure and an adjacent tree that was also catching fire. Photos courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
When the first fire unit arrived they reported a working fire and heavy smoke conditions from the structure and an adjacent tree that was also catching fire. Photos courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

At 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, three engines and a ladder truck from the Vancouver Fire Department were dispatched to 13217 NE 59th Street, Space 126 at the Skyridge Mobile Estates for the report of a house fire. Dispatch notes indicated that someone on scene had gone inside the burning residence and not come out. 

An additional ladder truck and two additional engines were requested to assist with a rescue, if it was necessary. At 9:54 a.m.,, when the first fire unit arrived they reported a working fire and heavy smoke conditions from the structure and an adjacent tree that was also catching fire. A hose line was pulled and water applied initially from outside the structure to knock down the flames. 

Photos courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Photos courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

As additional crews arrived, they were sent inside to extinguish the interior fire and search the home for anyone that may have been inside. No one was found inside, but crews were able to rescue a cat and return it to its owner. It took approximately 23 minutes for the 25 firefighters on scene to fully extinguish the fire. Ten firefighters remained on scene for an additional 90 minutes to ensure all hot spots were extinguished. 

Photos courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
Photos courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

One resident was assessed on scene by AMR, but declined transport. She will be staying with a local family member. One minor injury to a firefighter was reported. He received medical care and returned to his shift. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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