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Minnehaha house fire death probed as suspicious

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a suspicious death stemming from a house fire Saturday in the Minnehaha area.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell said deputies are awaiting the results of tests, and no additional information was available.

Vancouver firefighters rushed to 5108 N.E. 66th Ave. shortly after 7 p.m. to find a single-story, ranch-style house ablaze. They received a report that someone was inside and “went into rescue mode,” Vancouver Fire Capt. Raymond Egan said.

Emergency crews declared the person dead, Egan said.

A total of 34 firefighters responded and brought the fire under control by 7:30 p.m. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze.

One firefighter suffered a minor burn injury, the Vancouver Fire Department said in a news release.