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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Dec. 5, 2023

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Three families displaced by Sunday evening fire at Orchards apartment

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Three families were displaced by a Sunday evening fire in an Orchards apartment complex, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 6:29 p.m. at the Fountain Village Apartments, 11900 N.E. 103rd St., according to a fire department statement. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from a third-story apartment.

The first arriving unit found the fire had been extinguished by the apartment’s sprinkler system, and other crews found no sign the fire had spread, the statement said.

Crews remained on scene to mitigate the water discharged by the sprinkler system. Seven adults, nine children and four pets were displaced from three apartments, the statement said.

One person was injured during the fire and taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with burns, the statement said. No other injuries were reported.

Two engines, one truck and one battalion chief stayed on scene to control the incident, according to the statement. It said the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to investigate.

“The Vancouver Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of having functional smoke detectors and sprinkler systems,” the statement said.

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