Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze Monday morning at a hotel in Salmon Creek.
Clark County Fire District 6 crews were initially dispatched to a medical call at 10:47 a.m. at Red Lion & Suites Vancouver, 13206 N.E. Highway 99.
Responders were handling the medical call when a woman, possibly an employee, ran up and alerted them to a fire on the second floor, Fire District 6 spokesman Dave Schmitke said.
Crew members discovered a room on fire. They ran back to their vehicle, equipped themselves for a fire response and pulled a water line, Schmitke said.
“It was a hot little fire that had been smoldering for a while,” Schmitke said.
The room on fire was unoccupied, but other occupants were evacuated from the second floor.
Additional units were requested to respond to the scene, including an engine from the Vancouver Fire Department.
The fire was declared extinguished in about 10 minutes. It was contained to a single room and its contents. No one was injured, according to the fire agency.
A Clark County fire marshal responded to investigate the cause.