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Two-alarm fire damages Vancouver apartment complex

Four units damaged at Redwood Acres apartments early Sunday morning

By , Columbian Sports Editor
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A fire caused severe damage to four units at the Redwood Acres apartment complex in Vancouver on Sunday morning.
A fire caused severe damage to four units at the Redwood Acres apartment complex in Vancouver on Sunday morning. (Vancouver Fire Department) Photo Gallery

A busy overnight shift for Vancouver Fire Department crews saw them battle a two-alarm fire at the Vancouver apartment complex early Sunday morning.

At 3:48 a.m. fire crews were called to the Redwood Acres apartments at 3409 N.E. 62nd Ave. There, they found flames visible from more than a block away.

Fire crews quickly knocked down the blaze, which had engulfed units on the first and second floors. Other units were searched and the remaining units in the apartment complex were evacuated.

The fire was brought under control after 37 minutes. In all, four units were heavily damaged. The Red Cross was called to assisted the residents of those units.

No injuries were reported. The Vancouver Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.

For several firefighters, it was the second major incident of the shift. Some had responded to a fatal two-alarm house fire in the Minnehaha neighborhood on Saturday night.

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