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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Dec. 6, 2023

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Eleven displaced by fire at adult family home

All residents removed safely from the building

By , Columbian Education Reporter

Vancouver firefighters responded Saturday to a blaze at an adult care facility east of Orchards that displaced 11 residents.

At 11:47 a.m., the owner of the Golden Dream Adult Family Home, located at 22304 N.E. Hillside Drive, called to report a fire in the wall, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Bryan Fredrickson said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Saturday afternoon.

Crews from Vancouver Fire and Fire District 3 responded, and were able to safely evacuate all residents. The fire, which spread into the attic, was difficult to fight; tiles from the roof fell through the ceilings, striking firefighters, Fredrickson said. No one was seriously injured.

It took about 32 minutes to control the fire. No one was hurt, and residents will be transferred to other adult care facilities in the area. Fredrickson noted that the fire required a “pretty extreme amount of resources” to extinguish, with 14 crews in all responding to the scene.

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