Fire damages three mobile homes in Vancouver

Two units left uninhabitable after blaze; no injuries reported

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



Fire damaged three mobile homes Friday afternoon in a mobile home park in the Andresen/St. Johns neighborhood. Two were left uninhabitable.

The fire was reported at 2:40 p.m. at 8403 N.E. St. Johns Road, unit 57, in the Lone Pine Mobile Home Park, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

When firefighters arrived at 2:46 p.m., they found the 465-square-foot single-wide mobile home engulfed in flames and two neighboring units — units 55 and 59 — also ablaze, said Vancouver Fire Department firefighter-paramedic Kevin Stromberg.

Stromberg said residents had safely escaped the mobile homes, allowing firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department and Fire District 6 to concentrate on limiting the damage to the neighboring structures.

The fire was brought under control at 3:10 p.m., Stromberg said. All three units were damaged, but units 57 and 55 were left uninhabitable, Stromberg said.

The American Red Cross was called in to assist the eight or nine people who lived in the two units, Stromberg said.

Unit 57 is owned by Vicki Chase and Angela Anderson, according to county property records. Unit 55 is owned by Kathleen Reynolds and Anthony Latchin. Unit 59 is owned by Harold and Janet Cushman.

Investigators from the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office were on scene. Four engines, one truck and 16 firefighters responded.

The fire is under investigation.