One hurt when blast rattles Camas neighborhood

Explosion reportedly caused by stored fireworks

By Ray Legendre, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: April 25, 2012, 8:45 PM

 
5525 N.W. Jackson Loop

One person was injured and a neighborhood rattled Wednesday when an explosion damaged the garage of a house in Camas.

The explosion was reported at 5:13 p.m. at 5525 N.W. Jackson Loop, fire officials said.

Firefighters responding to the call found a buckled garage door and smoke coming from inside. A check determined that fire had not spread to the rest of the structure.

The blast came from a box of fireworks that exploded while being stored in the garage, firefighters radioed in. It was unclear whether fireworks caused the boom, Camas-Washougal Battalion Chief Mark Ervin said about an hour after the boom.

An ambulance transported the home’s lone occupant to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver with non-life threatening injuries, Ervin said. He did not know the injured person’s name.

Clark County property records indicate the house is owned by Michael and Bernice Sundby.