Officials investigating boiler business blaze

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Camas fire investigators are expected today to begin digging into the remnants of a blaze that destroyed a boiler repair business.

An alarm sounded at 10:14 a.m. Sunday, summoning firefighters to Lanz Boiler Repair, 3405 N.W. 38th Ave., in the Grass Valley area.

Investigators spent Monday waiting on gas to evaporate before beginning their review of the property. Camas fire officials said the city’s fire marshal, Randy Miller, and insurance investigators were planning on looking through the charred remains for clues as to what caused the fire sometime today.

Firefighters arrived to find a hot fire in a large pole barn behind a home owned by Jerry and Virginia Lanz.

The 4,800-square-foot pole barn and its contents were destroyed, but firefighters were able to save the Lanzes’ home and a horse barn.

The fire was contained about 11 a.m. Sunday without any injuries being reported.