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Crews quickly extinguish kitchen fire at apartment in east Vancouver

All residents were safely evacuated; no injuries were reported

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

Firefighters quickly extinguished a kitchen fire Wednesday night at an apartment in Vancouver’s Landover-Sharmel neighborhood. No one was injured.

Crews with the Vancouver Fire Department were dispatched at 8:05 p.m. to the Cascade Woods apartments, 2508 N.E. 138th Ave., near Evergreen High School.

A resident asked a neighbor to call 911 after a fire started on their stove top, according to a fire department news release.

Firefighters arrived within four minutes and found fire in the second-floor apartment, the news release states. Additional units responded.

All residents were safely evacuated, the fire department said, and the blaze was brought under control within 10 minutes.

Four fire engines, two battalion chiefs, two training captains and a ladder truck responded, for a total of 22 firefighters. Law enforcement also helped with traffic control on 138th Avenue.

The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause.