Two people were displaced after a fire damaged a Yacolt-area house Wednesday afternoon, doing more than $450,000 in damage.
A neighbor who lives up the hill from the affected house, 23217 N.E. Worthington Rd., was passing by and noticed flames on the back of the house, Clark County Deputy Fire Marshal Susan Anderson said.
The passer-by called 911 to report the blaze at about 1:45 p.m., and crews arrived to find fire on the outside of the house, where the blaze originated, and on the second-story deck, Anderson said.
The fire breached a window and damaged the master bedroom suite, she said.
Firefighters from Clark County fire districts 3, 10 and 13 as well as Clark County Fire & Rescue responded and had the fire under control in about an hour.
The two residents of the home were at work at the time of the fire, Anderson said.
The residents were displaced, but volunteers with the American Red Cross responded to the scene and provided those affected with resources including temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits and information on recovery services.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The damage to the structure was an estimated $228,000. The damage to the contents was an estimated $226,000.