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Seven displaced by stubborn apartment fire in Hazel Dell

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Firefighters work at the scene of a stubborn fire at 6205 N.E. 11th Ave. in Hazel Dell. Seven people were displaced by the fire.
Firefighters work at the scene of a stubborn fire at 6205 N.E. 11th Ave. in Hazel Dell. Seven people were displaced by the fire. (Clark County Fire District 6) Photo Gallery

Seven people were displaced early Friday by a stubborn fire at an apartment building in Hazel Dell, according to Clark County Fire District 6.

Crews were dispatched at 2:30 a.m. to a fourplex building at 6205 N.E. 11th Ave. and found that fire had spread from one of the units into the building’s attic, a Fire District 6 statement said.

“Efforts to fight the fire were complicated by a layer of ‘car decking’ on the ceiling of the residence,” the statement said. “The apartment complex also has ceiling heat, which makes the task of fighting the fire more difficult due to numerous wires in the ceiling.”

The fire was brought under control by 3:30 a.m. No one was injured fighting the blaze and all the occupants — six adults and one child — escaped safely, according to the statement.

Red Cross has been called in to assist the occupants, the statement said.

Five engines, one squad, one truck and two battalion chiefs were called as part of the fire response. The Clark County Fire Marshal is investigating.

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