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Battle Ground House Fire (Photo) - 07/11/18

Fire District 3 responded to a house fire on NW 12th ST in Battle Ground at 01:42 on 7/11/2018. The first arriving engine found flames coming from the roof of the structure. Crews were able to limit the majority of the damage to the exterior and attic areas. The Fire Marshal estimated the damage at $40,000. 

Fire District 3 was assisted in their efforts by Clark County Fire and Rescue, AMR, Battle Ground Police Department, Clark PUD, and the Red Cross.  

The cause is suspected to be ash disposal, a common cause of many unintentional fires.  Wood ashes often retain enough heat to ignite other combustible materials for several days. Please keep in mind these tips when disposing of ash:

  • Dispose of wood ashes in a metal container that can be tightly closed, douse with water, place the closed container outside your home away from combustible materials and leave in the container for several days before disposing of them.
  • Do not dispose of ashes in a paper, plastic or cardboard containers.  It doesn’t take much heat for these types of containers to burst into flames.
  • Do not assume the ashes are cold and pour them onto the ground or in containers with combustible items.

For further fire safety information, please visit Fire District 3 at http://www.fire3.org.

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