One person suffered non life-threatening injuries Monday morning in a house fire in Vancouver’s Fircrest neighborhood.
Vancouver firefighters responded at 9:37 a.m. to 12817 N.E. 14th St., for a report of a residential fire. Firefighters could see a column of smoke while they were en route, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
The first engine arrived in five minutes and found a single-story house engulfed in flames, with fire showing from the front window and door. Firefighters stretched an attack line to the front yard and knocked down the blaze as they waited for additional crews to arrive. Extra hose lines were then extended into the house to extinguish the fire and check for hot spots, a department news release states.
One resident was home at the time and escaped the fire. They were evaluated by paramedics but declined to be taken to a hospital, the news release says. No other injuries were reported.
The fire was declared under control in about 40 minutes, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.
The Red Cross was requested to assist with those who were displaced. The Vancouver Police Department responded to provide traffic control.
The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze.