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Scanner: Harney Heights home catches fire

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a home in the Harney Heights neighborhood of Vancouver on Wednesday morning.

Vancouver fire crews were dispatched at 7:48 a.m. to the 3700 block of East 18th Street.

A 911 caller told dispatchers that four people had evacuated from the home after using a fire extinguisher in an attempt to stop flames from spreading, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

The first fire engine to arrive reported that there was an active fire on the second story of the small home, with interior smoke visible from outside, according to the scanner.

Two additional fire engines were requested to help.

Several minutes into the response at the scene, firefighters said that a fire originating from a heater on the home’s second floor may have spread into a wall. They entered the home and confirmed the fire was entirely external and had not spread, according to the scanner.

The fire was extinguished in about 10 minutes.

Firefighters remained at the scene for about an hour. East 18th Street was temporarily blocked between Todd and Brandt roads.