The owner of an Amboy house was found dead inside after firefighters battled a blaze there this morning, according Fire District 10 Capt. Tony Barnes.
Firefighters responded at 8:19 a.m. to a fire at a house in the 13000 block of Northeast 406th Street. Someone reported that the owner had tried to douse the fire with a garden house before going back inside.
The house was at the end of a long private road with no fire hydrant, Barnes said in a press release. The conflagration grew so large that Fire District 10 asked for help from Fire District 13 in Yacolt and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue. It took 45 minutes of effort by six engines, three water tenders and 17 firefighters to bring the blaze under control.
When crews searched the house, they found the owner, a “large collection of exotic birds” and two dogs had died, according to the press release.
The the offices of the Clark County Fire Marshal and the Clark County Medical Examiner are investigating.