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House fire displaces 3 near Dollars Corner

Pets missing after blaze

By , Columbian Editor

Two adults and a child were displaced and several pets were missing after a house fire Thursday afternoon.

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue and Clark County Fire District 3 were dispatched at 3:07 p.m. to 6817 N.E. 255th St., north of Dollars Corner.

A caller indicated that the front door was open and that the living room was filled with black smoke.  Another caller indicated seeing flames.

Engine 26 from the Dollars Corner fire station arrived at 3:13 p.m. and reported a small, single-story residential structure, with flames and smoke coming from a bedroom on the back side of the house.  Additional units were dispatched at that time to assist with water supply, due to the lack of hydrants near the burning home.

The fire was declared under control  at 3:34 p.m. The structure was severely damaged by the fire and smoke.  No injuries were reported, but multiple cats and dogs were unaccounted for as of Thursday evening.

The fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office, with assistance from the Clark-Cowlitz Fire Marshal’s Office. The cause has not yet been determined.

CCFR was assisted on this fire by Clark County Fire District 3, the Clark County Fire Marshal’s office, and American Medical Response. In all, four fire engines, two ladder trucks, three water tenders and 27 total personnel responded.

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