A house fire east of Battle Ground in rural Clark County killed three dogs early Monday morning, according to a battalion chief with Clark County Fire District 3.
Firefighters were dispatched at 6:08 a.m. to the 19700 block of Northeast Erion Road for a report of a residential fire.
The first fire engine arrived at the home in about seven minutes. Its crew saw flames extending out from the front of a two-story house, Fire District 3 Battalion Chief Dave O’Brian said.
The fire reached through the roof of the home within minutes, O’Brian said.
There were reports of someone trapped inside the burning building, but firefighters determined a woman, the home’s only occupant, had escaped through a back window. She got stuck in some fencing and bushes behind the house, but she was apparently uninjured.