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4 RVs destroyed in fire at lot in east Vancouver

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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

Firefighters were called to 606 N.E. 192nd Ave. just before 11:30 a.m. for the reported fire, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Pete Adams said.

Several explosions were reported prior to firefighters’ arrival and crews could see plumes of black smoke from the highway, Adams said.

They arrived to find four RVs fully involved in flames and began dousing the fire with water, he said. There was no fire hydrant on the property, Adams said, so water tenders were used to shuttle water to the scene.

A big concern, Adams said, was keeping the flames from spreading to a nearby field.

Eighteen firefighters from Vancouver, East County Fire & Rescue and Camas-Washougal Fire Department worked to contain the blaze, bringing the flames under control in about 30 minutes, Adams said. There were no injuries.

Southeast 192nd Avenue was closed for about 15 minutes and then reduced to one lane of traffic while crews worked to contain the fire.

Crews remained on the scene for a few hours putting out hot spots. The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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