Salmon Creek fire damage pegged at $90,000

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The fire that charred a Habitat for Humanity home in Salmon Creek on Tuesday morning caused an estimated $90,000 in damage, an investigator said Wednesday.

The fire caused $50,000 in damage to the structure and an additional $40,000 in damage to contents of the house, said Clark County Deputy Fire Marshal Ken Hill. He is still looking into what caused the blaze.

The fire sparked around 5:45 a.m. in a bathroom on the first floor of the two-story house at 915 N.E. Tenney Road. The house is one of five in Evergreen Habitat for Humanity’s Tenny Commons complex across from Fred Meyer.

Clark County Fire District 6 and the Vancouver Fire Department responded. The family who lives in the home is being assisted by the American Red Cross of Southwest Washington and has homeowners insurance.