Construction workers put out Ridgefield fire

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



Construction workers doused several trees that caught fire near the Ridgefield marina Thursday evening, preventing what could have been a major fire, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy of Clark County Fire and Rescue.

Around 5 p.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to what was originally reported as a house fire at North Railroad Avenue and Elm Street.

When firefighters arrived, they found four 30-foot trees that had been on fire. Construction workers working at the Port of Ridgefield pulled up next to the fire with a water truck and sprayed down the trees, putting out the fire before crews arrived, Dawdy said. A power line also fell during the fire.

“They probably stopped it from being a major fire. I think they prevented a lot of damage from happening,” he said.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Dawdy will be investigating the incident.

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