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Accidental cooking fire causes $180,000 damage

One person treated at hospital for fire-related injuries

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

A fire that sent one person to the hospital Wednesday was an accidental cooking fire that caused more than $180,000 damage, according to fire investigators.

Firefighters were called to 9907 N.E. 104th Court around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday and brought the flames under control within 10 minutes, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Raymond Egan said.

The occupant of the house suffered fire-related injuries and was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment, according to fire officials.

The injuries were described as not being life-threatening.

Clark County Deputy Fire Marshal Susan Anderson said that the fire originated on a stovetop, but that she was uncertain if the occupant left the cooking unattended or had inadvertently left the stove’s burner on.

The fire caused an estimated $107,719 in damage to the structure and an estimated $80,789 to the contents of the residence.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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