Sunday, February 5, 2023
Feb. 5, 2023

Linkedin Pinterest

Vancouver firefighters battle blaze in commercial building

By , Columbian staff reporter
Published:
2 Photos
Firefighters battle a blaze Tuesday morning at an Orchards business complex. The building was unoccupied at the time, and no one was injured.
Firefighters battle a blaze Tuesday morning at an Orchards business complex. The building was unoccupied at the time, and no one was injured. (Photo contributed by the Vancouver Fire Department) Photo Gallery

Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at an Orchards business complex.

The Vancouver Fire Department responded at 1:39 a.m. after a smoke alarm activated at 8819 N.E. 117th Ave. While en route, crews learned the fire was in a commercial building and activated a second alarm, according to a news release.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the building, and crews surrounded the building, the fire department said.

Crews also cut openings in the exterior of the building to allow smoke to escape and better access for firefighters, according to the news release.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control within an hour and contained the fire to the single unit, the agency said.

The building was unoccupied at the time, and no one was injured.

Eight fire engines responded, along with two ladder trucks, four battalion chiefs, training captains and a medical unit from AMR. Clark County Fire District 6 and Clark County Fire District 3 assisted.

The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause.

The Vancouver Fire Department reminds people to check their smoke alarms regularly.

Loading...