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Unattended food left on stove cause of fire in Landover-Sharmel neighborhood

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A kitchen fire at an apartment in Vancouver’s Landover-Sharmel neighborhood last week was caused by unattended food on the stove, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

Fire crews were dispatched at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday to the Cascade Woods apartments, 2508 N.E. 138th Ave., near Evergreen High School. A resident asked a neighbor to call 911 after a fire started on their stovetop, according to a fire department news release.

Firefighters arrived within four minutes and found fire in the second-floor apartment, the news release states. Additional units responded for a total of 22 firefighters.

All residents were safely evacuated; there were no injuries, the fire department said. The blaze was brought under control within 10 minutes.

The fire caused about $26,000 worth of damage, according to a Facebook post from the fire department. The unit cannot be occupied because of the damage.


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