Walnut Grove house fire displaces two residents

Explosions and a fire destroy vehicles and damage a home in Vancouver, leaving two dogs dead and prompting an investigation by the Vancouver Fire Marshal's office.
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Two dogs did not survive their injuries

At about 4 p.m. Wednesday (June 14), the Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to the report of explosions and a fire outside of a house near NE 84th Ave. and 60th St. 

Crews could see a large plume of smoke while enroute and once they arrived just three minutes later, they found heavy fire burning in several vehicles parked out front, as well a fire in the attic space of the home a second alarm was called to the scene for more resources, bringing assistance from Clark County Fire District 6. 

Two people were home at the time and were uninjured. Two dogs did not survive their injuries. 

Firefighters had a difficult time accessing the fire due to the collapse of an accessory structure. It took just under 40 minutes to bring the fire under control, firefighters and investigators had to remain on scene longer than usual to ensure the integrity of the structure was safe and the fire had no lingering hot spots. 

The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office is investigating to determine the cause and origin of this fire.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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