The Camas-Washougal Fire Department battled a two-alarm blaze at a home in Camas late Sunday night.
The fire was first reported at 10:54 p.m. at a home near Northwest 41st Circle and Northwest Sierra Drive, west of Lacamas Lake, in Camas. The residents were home when the fire started. They were able to evacuate and there were no injuries.
When fire crews arrived, they found the garage of the home on fire with flames threatening to jump to the three-story home across a breezeway, according to a Monday morning statement from the agency.
CWFD crews called for a second alarm and were assisted by units from Vancouver Fire Department and East County Fire and Rescue, according to the statement. The garage and its contents were a total loss. The house ended up with smoke and water damage.
According to CWFD, the homeowner said they had recently cleaned a barbecue and placed the ashes in a metal container in the garage. While it is unknown if this was the cause of the fire, CWFD officials wanted to remind the public that ashes from barbecues and fireplaces should be placed in metal containers, doused with water and stored outside the home, away from flammable materials.
Fire investigators remained at the scene Monday morning to determine the cause of the fire.