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Vancouver Fire Department saves woman from house blaze

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: February 9, 2022, 8:20am

Crews with the Vancouver Fire Department saved a woman from a house fire Tuesday night in east Vancouver.

At 10:02 p.m., the fire department received a report of a fire at 15021 S.E. Fifth St. Engine 9 arrived within five minutes and found a one-story house on fire, according to an agency statement. A woman outside the home told crews there were more people inside the house.

“Crews went into rescue mode and entered the house as quickly as possible to search (for) anyone inside,” according to the department.

Engine 9 crews found one woman in the home. She was treated by paramedics at the scene and then taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

No one else was found inside the house.

According to the statement, the fire was completely extinguished in about 14 minutes, though firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours. Vancouver fire had 25 personnel on scene.

The Vancouver Fire Department would like to remind residents to have functioning smoke detectors and an exit plan in case of a fire, according to the statement.