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Mark Bowder

assistant metro editor


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Attic fire damages house in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Andy Matarrese August 25, 2015 8:19 p.m.

A stray cigarette sparked a fire that damaged a home Tuesday in the Five Corners area, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Wildfire smoke fouls skies, prompts 911 calls

By Mark Bowder and Jessica Prokop August 22, 2015 8:16 p.m.

Smoke from a wildfire near Mount Adams has moved west into the Vancouver-Portland metro area, reducing air quality and prompting a flurry of calls to emergency dispatch centers.

Three hurt when pursuit ends in wrong-way head-on crash in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder August 22, 2015 5:04 p.m.

Three people were injured Friday in a head-on wrong-way crash in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Founder of popular Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours chain dies at 87

By Mark Bowder and Amy M.E. Fischer August 15, 2015 4:31 p.m.

Vancouver's Robert "Bob" Farrell, founded the ice cream parlour that bears his name and became a motivational speaker and evangelist for outstanding customer service.

Basement fire damages home in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood

By Mark Bowder August 13, 2015 10:25 p.m.

Fire damaged a house late Thursday in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood.

Vehicle fire spreads to brush along Highway 14

By Mark Bowder and Susan Parrish August 12, 2015 9:05 p.m.

A vehicle fire on state Highway 14 near the border of Vancouver and Camas sparked a brush fire that burned uphill and disrupted traffic before it was extinguished shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Man found dead in Hazel Dell condominium fire

By Mark Bowder August 8, 2015 7:03 p.m.

A man was found dead Saturday inside a burning condominium unit in Hazel Dell. Damage from the two-alarm fire also displaced 10 residents of the complex.

Columbia River Gorge fire 90 percent contained

By Mark Bowder August 8, 2015 5:52 p.m.

Federal, state and local fire crews are working to contain a 4.5 acre wildfire burning in the western Columbia River Gorge.

Crawl space fire damages house in Brush Prairie

By Mark Bowder August 7, 2015 8:16 p.m.

Fire in a crawl space damaged a house in Brush Prairie on Friday.

Fire damages home in Vancouver's Ellsworth Springs neighborhood

By Mark Bowder July 10, 2015 8:47 p.m.

Fire damaged a house Friday night in Vancouver's Ellsworth Springs neighborhood.

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