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Aug. 15, 2022

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Family displaced after chimney, attic fire in central Vancouver

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A family was displaced Monday morning from their home in Vancouver’s Marrion neighborhood after a chimney fire spread to the attic.

Crews with the Vancouver Fire Department were called around 10 a.m. to a reported house fire at 10111 N.E. 14th Circle. The first arriving engine found a chimney fire that had spread to the attic, according to a department news release.

Firefighters pulled hose lines to the inside of the house to access the fire and search for any occupants, the agency said.

The main fire was brought under control quickly, the department said, but there were multiple concealed fires that crews had to access and extinguish. No one was injured.

Five fire engines, a ladder truck and a battalion chief, for a total of 20 personnel, responded. The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause.

The fire department reminds people that chimneys need to be cleaned and inspected on a regular basis to help prevent fires.

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