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Large fire consumes shop, vehicles north of Vancouver

Multiple agencies dispatched to Saturday night blaze

By , Columbian Editor

A large shop and several vehicles were consumed by fire Saturday evening.

The fire was reported at 7:56 p.m. in the 16300 block of Northeast Leaper Road, which is northeast of the Washington State University Vancouver campus.

Neighbors captured photos of a large column of smoke coming from the fire. Witnesses heard several explosions as the fire burned.

Firefighters from Clark County Fire and Rescue, Fire Districts 3 and 6, and the Vancouver Fire Department were called to the scene. Because the area is rural and lacks hydrants, several water tender trucks were used to transport water to the scene.

Firefighters were at the scene for almost five hours.

The county fire marshal was called to investigate the cause of the fire.


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