Crews respond to car fire northeast of Camas

Appears to be intentionally set, officials said

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: October 6, 2011, 8:27 PM

 

Crews from East County Fire & Rescue rushed to the scene of a reported car fire in east Clark County Thursday morning.

The fire was reported around 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of Southeast 380th Avenue and Southeast 14th Street.

When firefighters arrived on scene they found the car fully involved with nobody around and its lights flashing, according to radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

The car was off the roadway and didn’t appear to have been in a traffic accident, one firefighter said over the radio.

“It appears to have been wrecked and intentionally set on fire,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Ken Hill.

Fire marshals were unable to contact the car’s registered owner. The sheriff’s office is now trying to get in touch, Hill said.