Firefighters douse blaze at house under construction

Fire officials: Owner rebuilding after fire 3 years ago

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Fire at house under construction

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small blaze at a house under construction that was the spot of a fire three years ago.

Smoke and flames were reported at 6:41 a.m. Thursday at 39812 N.E. 94th Ave. northeast of La Center.

Firefighters from Clark County Fire District 10 arrived and put out the fire within minutes, Battalion Chief Gordon Brooks said.

The fire was contained to the floor of one room, Brooks said, so damage was minimal.

There was a fire at the address three years ago and the owner, who lives in a trailer on the property, was rebuilding on the site, Brooks said.

Clark County property records show the house as belonging to Robert Brannfors.