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Shop fire singes nearby house in east Clark County

By , Columbian staff reporter

A large shop caught fire Thursday afternoon and flames spread to the nearby house in the Livingston area of eastern Clark County.

The Vancouver Fire Department and East County Fire & Rescue responded at about 1:45 p.m. to a fire at 23011 N.E. 68th St., north of Fern Prairie. The first crew to arrive found a 40-by-60 foot shop engulfed in flames, with fire threatening the nearby house, according to a Vancouver fire news release.

Crews pulled hose lines to protect the house but struggled with water supply due to limited fire hydrants in the area, the fire department said. They called for multiple water tenders to respond to the fire.

Three engines, a ladder truck and four water tenders brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes, the news release states.

The house received minor damage, and the shop was a complete loss, according to the fire department. Crews stayed on scene for four hours.

No one was injured, the news release states.

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