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Oct. 16, 2021

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Firefighters find woman dead inside Orchards house fire

By , Columbian staff writer

Firefighters found a woman dead inside of a house fire in the Orchards neighborhood Saturday morning.

The Vancouver Fire Department responded around 2:20 a.m. to 14808 N.E. 83rd Street after a neighbor reported the house was on fire.

Firefighters found flames billowing out of first floor windows, according to the fire departments. Firefighters went inside to search for a resident after reports someone was inside. They found a woman deceased on the first floor, Vancouver fire stated.

Crews brought the fire under control in about 20 minutes. Nineteen firefighters from Vancouver fire and Clark County Fire District 3 responded. No firefighters were injured, according to the fire department.

The Red Cross helped another person who lived at the house and was displaced.

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