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A view from inside a firetruck as it arrives at the scene shows how the fire burned hot and extremely smoky. The smoke plume was visible for a long distance.

Fire at Washougal business caused by arcing power lines

A view from inside a firetruck as it arrives at the scene shows how the fire burned hot and extremely smoky. The smoke plume was visible for a long distance.

July 31, 2017, 6:56pm Clark County News

A fire that tore through a Washougal drainage pipe storage yard Friday was most likely sparked when an electrical wire detached from a power pole, fell and arced, fire investigators said. Read story

Tips help Clark deputies ID fraud theft suspect

July 31, 2017, 1:52pm Clark County News

Tips from the community helped deputies identify a suspect who had allegedly stolen a Clark County man's identity and committed fraud over the span of three months, the Clark County Sheriff's Office reported. Read story

Motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run crash in Vancouver

July 31, 2017, 6:59am Clark County News

Washington State Patrol is investigating after a motorcyclist was hurt in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night in Vancouver. Read story

Vancouver motorcyclist seriously injured in Camas crash

July 31, 2017, 6:47am Clark County News

A Vancouver motorcyclist is in serious condition following a crash with another vehicle Sunday night in Camas. Read story

Dustin L. Zapel, 35, the suspect in a double homicide, prepares to make a first appearance July 17 in Clark County Superior Court.

Judge grants mental evaluation of man accused in double homicide

Dustin L. Zapel, 35, the suspect in a double homicide, prepares to make a first appearance July 17 in Clark County Superior Court.

July 28, 2017, 8:06pm Clark County News

Dustin Lee Zapel, accused of stabbing and killing two men who lived in his apartment complex, will undergo a mental competency evaluation before further legal proceedings. Read story

Fire Marshal: Yacolt house fire intentionally set

July 28, 2017, 2:48pm Clark County News

Fire investigators said that a blaze last weekend at a Yacolt house was intentionally set. Read story

Suspect in double homicide to undergo mental evaluation

July 28, 2017, 12:56pm Clark County News

The arraignment of a Dustin Lee Zapel, who is accused of stabbing and killing two men who lived in his apartment complex, was postponed Friday pending a mental competency evaluation. Read story

Man reportedly climbs I-5 Bridge, detained by police

July 28, 2017, 11:09am Clark County News

A report of a person who reportedly climbed up the structure of the Interstate 5 Bridge was quickly resolved when he was taken into custody, according to emergency radio traffic monitored by the Columbian. Read story

Clark County Corrections Deputy Christopher A. North, foreground, who was arrested Wednesday for alleged sexual misconduct with a female inmate at the Clark County Jail, leaves the courtroom after making a first appearance in Superior Court on Thursday morning, July 27, 2017.

Deputy accused of sexual misconduct posts bail, is released

Clark County Corrections Deputy Christopher A. North, foreground, who was arrested Wednesday for alleged sexual misconduct with a female inmate at the Clark County Jail, leaves the courtroom after making a first appearance in Superior Court on Thursday morning, July 27, 2017.

July 28, 2017, 11:00am Clark County News

A Clark County corrections deputy accused of sexual misconduct involving a female inmate posted bail and was released from custody Friday. Read story

Four RVs at a vehicle storage lot in east Vancouver were destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning.

Fire that destroyed RVs causes about $31K in damage

Four RVs at a vehicle storage lot in east Vancouver were destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning.

July 27, 2017, 11:00am Clark County News

A fire at an east Vancouver storage lot that destroyed four RVs also involved destroyed a quad and damaged a Chevy truck, causing about $31,000 in damage, fire investigators said. Read story