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Vancouver firefighters battle third-floor apartment blaze

By , Columbian Web Editor
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The Vancouver Fire Department battled an apartment fire in the Ogden neighborhood on Monday night.
The Vancouver Fire Department battled an apartment fire in the Ogden neighborhood on Monday night. (Vancouver Fire Department) Photo Gallery

The Vancouver Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Monday night in the Ogden neighborhood after witnesses reported dense smoke coming from a unit on the third floor.

Vancouver firefighters were called at about 7 p.m. to Pacific Apartments, 7818 N.E. 32nd St., in Vancouver, according to a statement from the fire department. When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy, gray smoke coming from the unit. The fire sprinkler system had activated.

“Firefighters brought a hose line up to the third floor to extinguish the fire, which proved strenuous due to the apartment’s congested personal belongings,” the statement said. No other units caught fire, but some did end up with water damage.

There were no reports of injuries to residents or fire personnel, though one man was evaluated at the scene for smoke exposure.

The Red Cross offered assistance to those displaced by the fire.

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

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