Fire ruins outbuilding in east Vancouver

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



Fire destroyed an outbuilding and threatened to spread to an adjacent house in east Vancouver on Monday evening.

Vancouver firefighters were dispatched at 6:02 p.m. to 16800 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., where crews found a 20-by-30-foot outbuilding ablaze, said Capt. Scott Willis.

Firefighters attacked the fire and sprayed water on a nearby house to keep it from catching fire. The outbuilding was a total loss, Willis said.

Eastbound lanes were closed on Fourth Plain Boulevard at Northeast 162nd Avenue while westbound traffic was detoured through a church parking lot, clogging traffic.

The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating this incident.

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