Kitchen fire causes significant damage to Ridgefield home

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoClark County Fire Marshal Ken Hill inspects the inside of a manufactured home damaged by a fire Tuesday in Ridgefield.

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A kitchen fire heavily damaged a triple-wide manufactured home Tuesday in Ridgefield.

At 6:03 p.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to 28905 N.W. 11th Ave. with multiple vehicles, including a ladder truck and four engines, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy of Clark County Fire & Rescue. Firefighters found smoke coming out of the front door and a heavy blaze in the kitchen area.

After running a hose line through the front door, crews quickly extinguished the fire. The kitchen was damaged, and there was smoke and heat damage throughout the house.

“Fires in manufactured homes tend to cause lots of damage because of the lightweight construction,” Dawdy said.

The homeowners were on scene and uninjured.

Dawdy said people need to pay close attention while cooking on the stove and should have a smoke detector installed in the kitchen.

The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause.

Clark County Fire District 6 assisted with two additional engines.