Battle Ground garage fire stopped before it could spread

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



Firefighters in Battle Ground stopped a garage fire before it could spread to the rest of the house, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.

The fire was reported about 7 p.m. Saturday at 1705 N.W. Fourth Ave. in Battle Ground.

Units arriving at the scene saw smoke coming from the eaves and fire in the garage.

CCF&R Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy said crews quickly cut through a garage door to gain access and extinguished the blaze.

There was no fire, water or smoke damage in the house itself, he said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Crews from Clark County Fire & Rescue, Fire District 3 and the Vancouver Fire Department responded.

The house is owned by John Davidson, according to county property records.