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Monday, October 2, 2023
Oct. 2, 2023

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Firefighters rescue puppy from Vancouver Heights house fire

By , Columbian staff reporter
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Firefighters rescued a puppy from a burning house Wednesday morning in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood.

The Vancouver Fire Department responded around 5:45 a.m. to the 9000 block of St. Helens Avenue. The first crews to arrive found the porch of a single-story house on fire, with flames threatening the interior of the house and the attic space, according to a fire department press release.

While firefighters extinguished the blaze, they received a report that the family dog was still inside. Once the fire was under control, crews went inside to look for the dog. They quickly found a puppy hiding under a bed and brought it out to the family, the press release states.

Crews got the fire under control in about 10 minutes, and no one was injured, according to the fire department. Four fire engines, a ladder truck, a battalion chief and 20 firefighters responded. The department said it is working with the family to find a place for the homeowner to stay.

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

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