A family was displaced and two people were treated by paramedics after a duplex caught fire Monday night in Vancouver’s Maplewood neighborhood.
The Vancouver Fire Department responded shortly after 7 p.m. to 2606 E. 22nd St. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the back side of the building, according to a news release.
Firefighters worked to keep the flames from spreading to the other unit before going inside to search for people. Crews got the fire under control within 20 minutes, the news release states.
Paramedics treated two people on scene, the fire department stated. The Red Cross is helping the displaced family find temporary housing.
The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Firefighters remind people to never go into a building that’s on fire because people can easily become disoriented by smoke or die from smoke inhalation.