Thursday, December 9, 2021
Dec. 9, 2021

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Sprinkler system douses fire at Vancouver business

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the business where the fire started.

An automatic sprinkler system extinguished an early-morning blaze Thursday at a building in the Pac1 Center, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

The call came in initially as a water flow alarm at 9600 N.E. 126th Ave., Capt. Raymond Egan said, but a Clark County sheriff’s patrol went by the building, smelled smoke and reported a fire. The call was then upgraded to a full commercial fire alarm shortly before 2 a.m., emergency dispatch records show.

Engine 4 was the first to arrive and found the fire inside had been contained to the original area by the fire sprinkler system, Egan said. Crews worked for about 45 minutes on clearing the smoke from the building and shutting off the fire sprinklers, he said.

There were no injuries.

The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause.