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3 story house fire on Grand Place
3 story house fire on Grand Place
3 Story House Fire Displaces Residents (Photo) - 07/09/24

Just before 10pm on July 8th, 911 was called for a house fire at 1405 Grand Place in Vancouver.  A Vancouver Fire Engine arrived within a couple minutes to find a working fire on the back side of the 3 story residence.  A bystander had already alerted the residents and told them to evacuate.  Fire personnel quickly applied water to the exterior of the building to stop the rapid progression of fire spread.  This was followed by an aggressive interior fire attack and search that thankfully revealed everyone got out safely.  In all, 30 members of the Vancouver Fire Department and neighboring Fire District 6 were able to control the fire on the large house within 30 minutes.  The 3 residents received assistance from the Red Cross.  Vancouver Fire Marshals are investigating the cause.     

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July 5th Vancouver House Fire (Photo) - 07/05/24

On the morning of July 5th, 2024 at 08:11 Vancouver Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the Fishers Mill neighborhood at 4415 S.E. 169 Court.   The first arriving fire unit arrived within seven minutes of dispatch to find a single-story house with flames showing from the exterior of the house.  The house was reported to be unoccupied at the time.   No injuries were reported.  In all, four engines, two ladder trucks, one squad and two battalion chiefs with a total of 24 fire personal responded to the scene.   Camas-Washougal Fire Département provided mutual aid with one engine company.  Vancouver Fire Marshals office is investigating the cause of the fire.   

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Serious Vancouver Car Wreck (Photo) - 06/22/24

On the evening of June 22, 2024, at 20:07, Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Lower River Road and NW Gateway for a reported motor vehicle accident.   On arrival, fire crews found a serious accident involving two cars.   One car had gone off the roadway and down a steep embankment, fire fighters used ladders to access this car. Using mechanical extrication tools, one female had to be cut from the car that had gone down the embankment.  American Medical Response ambulances transported one female and one male patient, both in serious condition to area hospitals.   In total, Vancouver Fire had two engines, two ladder trucks, one heavy rescue and one battalion chief one scene for a total of 15 fire personal.  Vancouver Police Department is investigating the accident. 

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