Thursday, October 28, 2021
Oct. 28, 2021

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Sunday evening duplex fire in central Vancouver displaces residents in both units

By , Columbian staff writer

A Sunday evening duplex fire displaced residents from both units, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

Fire crews responded at 7:08 p.m. to 1613 Brandt Road and found smoke coming from the front and rear of the duplex, the fire department said.

The unit was “overfurnished,” and the amount of stuff inside made it difficult for crews to gain access. Firefighters backed out of the house and extinguished the blaze from behind the building, according to the fire department.

Crews were able to get the fire under control in about 15 minutes. No one was injured.

The Red Cross helped residents from both units find somewhere else to stay.

Five engines, two ladder trucks and two battalion chiefs responded.

The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and assessing the damage.