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Highway 14 vehicle fire in east Vancouver sparks roadside blaze

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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A vehicle fire on state Highway 14 spread to nearby grass Wednesday evening, burning about an acre before being brought under control by the Vancouver Fire Department.
A vehicle fire on state Highway 14 spread to nearby grass Wednesday evening, burning about an acre before being brought under control by the Vancouver Fire Department. (Vancouver Fire Department) Photo Gallery

A vehicle fire sparked a grass fire that burned about an acre of grass along state Highway 14 in east Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

The fire was reported about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday near the state highway’s interchange with Interstate 205. Crews arrived to find a Cadillac Escalade engulfed in flame and fire spreading up the north shoulder of the highway.

A water tender was called in but the fire was brought under control by crews using water from their fire engine’s 500-gallon tank, the fire department said.

The owner of the Escalade told firefighters the vehicle had known mechanical issues, according to the fire department.

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