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Rural house fire results in total loss - 07/19/18

Kelso, WA- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Cowlitz Fire District #5 (Kalama) responded to a structure fire in the 4700 block of Rose Valley Rd Wednesday evening at 5:40.  Dispatch reported several calls reporting smoke in the area.  The first fire unit arrived on scene and reported that a house was on fire and the roof had collapsed.  Further investigation confirmed that the house was unoccupied.  Fire crews extinguished the fire in under 40 minutes from the exterior.  Two fire engines, two water tenders, a chief officer, and two brush engines responded to the fire.  The house’s assessed valued is $109,000. and is considered a total loss, according to fire officials.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Two firefighters were treated on scene for heat related exhaustion, no other injuries were reported.