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Six people displaced by house fire in north Clark County

By , Columbian staff writer
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Clark-Cowlitz firefighters extinguish a fire that destroyed a manufactured home north of Lewisville Park Thursday.
Clark-Cowlitz firefighters extinguish a fire that destroyed a manufactured home north of Lewisville Park Thursday. (Photo contributed by Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue) Photo Gallery

Two adults and four children were displaced after their house caught fire Thursday afternoon in north Clark County.

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue responded at 2:57 p.m. to reports of a structure fire on Northeast 311th Circle, north of Lewisville Park. Crews struggled to find the fire because they did not have an address and access to the property was limited, according to a fire department news release.

When firefighters arrived, they found a manufactured home engulfed in flames and the fire was spreading to nearby vehicles, according to a news release.

No one was home when crews arrived, and no one was injured, the new release states.

The Red Cross is helping the family that was displaced by the fire.

Some firefighters remained on scene for several hours ensuring the fire was extinguished and salvaging any belongings that could be saved, the fire department said.

The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. County property records indicate the home that was destroyed was a double-wide mobile home manufactured in 1984.

Clark County Fire District 3, Clark County Fire District 10, North Country EMS and Clark Public Utilities also responded. A total of five engines, one tower ladder, three water tenders, one ambulance, four chief officers, one fire marshal and one public information officer were on scene.     

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue reminds people to make sure they have working smoke alarms and clear access to their houses for emergency vehicles.

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