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Vancouver Fire Extinguishes House Fire (Photo) - 02/12/24

At 11:28 this morning, Vancouver Fire responded to the report of a structure fire at 5605 NE 63rd Ave.  Vancouver Fire responded with four engines, two trucks, and two Battalion Chiefs.  A total of twenty-five fire suppression personnel were dispatched.  The first fire engine arrived three minutes later to find the house on fire and the fire was extinguished ten minutes later.  The home was searched, and no one was home.  No injuries were reported.  Four people were displaced. The Clark County Fire Marshals office was on the scene investigating.

Attached Media Files: 5605_NE_63rd_Ave.jpg
Vancouver Fire Department Extinguishes House Fire - 02/07/24

At 15:20 on 02/06/2024 Vancouver Fire was dispatched to the report of a house fire at 7212 NE 54th PL. A total of eleven units comprising of twenty-six personnel responded. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, removed the smoke and search the building for people.  The building was unoccupied.  No firefighters were injured. The Clark County Fire Marshals office was dispatched to investigate. 

Vancouver I-5 Northbound Motor Vehicle Accident (Photo) - 02/03/24

On February 3, 2024, at approximately 1am, the Vancouver Fire Department was called for a motor vehicle accident on I-5 Northbound near the Mill Plain exit. Engine 1 and Truck 1 from the Downtown fire station responded to the scene. Truck 1, Engine 1 and AMR arrived to find the person trapped in a vehicle and needing the Jaws of Life to remove him from the vehicle.  It took the crews 10 minutes to untangle the patient from the vehicle and move him to the ambulance for transport to Peace Health Southwest. 

Washington State Patrol (WSP) was on scene and investigating the accident. All inquiries regarding details of the accident should be directed to WSP.

Attached Media Files: I-5_accident_2.jpg , I-5_accident_1.jpg
2 Vehicle Collision
2 Vehicle Collision
2 Vehicle Collision (Photo) - 01/30/24

At 12:38 PM, 2 Vancouver Fire Engines, 1 Ambulance and 3 Washington State Patrol (WSP) units responded to reports of a 2 vehicle collision.  Engine 4 arrived to find 2 moderately damaged vehicles blocking the intersection of 162nd Ave and 78th St.  1 driver was evaluated for injuries but refused transport.  WSP is investigating.  

Attached Media Files: 2 Vehicle Collision
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle (Photo) - 01/28/24

At 7:49 PM, 2 Vancouver Fire Engines, 1 Battalion Chief and American Medical Response responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the 136th block of Fourth Plain Blvd.  The first fire engine arrived to find bystanders performing CPR in the middle of the road, however the patient was determined deceased by VFD Paramedics.  The incident is currently under investigation by the Vancouver Police Department.  Please forward any questions or information to Vancouver Police. 

Attached Media Files: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle
Cemetary Fire - 01/25/24

On January 25, 2024, at approximately 8:45pm the Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel for the crematorium on fire. The first Fire Engine arrived to find a single-story building with fire showing from the roof. Crews were able to quickly get water on the fire however, when they went to enter the building, they notice the roof was starting to collapse. 

The incident commander switched to a defensive strategy and told all Firefighters to stay out of the building. Firefighters were able to gain control of the fire from the exterior by utilizing elevated streams from the Ladder Truck.

Four Fire Engines, two Ladder Trucks, a squad and two Battalion Chiefs totaling 24 Firefighters responded to the scene. There were no injuries, and the Vancouver Fire Marshals office is investing the cause. 

Attached Media Files: FIre_picture_01-25-24.msg
Vancouver Fire Extinguishes Garage Fire - 01/24/24

At 10:00 this morning Vancouver Fire responded to the report of a house fire at 12912 NE 49th St.  The first engine arrived four minutes later and found a garage was on fire.  We responded with twelve units and twenty-eight personnel.  The fire was extinguished in less than six minutes, and no one was injured.  The fire is under investigation by the Vancouver Fire Marshals office.   

Car fire on I5.  Engine1 and Truck1 in background.
Car fire on I5. Engine1 and Truck1 in background.
Car fire on I5 (Photo) - 01/24/24

At 0730 this morning Vancouver Fire was dispatched to the report of a car fire on I5 Southbound at the 2700 block.  Engine 1 and Truck 1 responded.  Upon arrival they found a sedan that was fully engulfed in flames.  Within 10 minutes the fire was extinguished.  The occupant was able to safely get out of the vehicle prior to our arrival and no one was injured.  Three lanes of I5 were temporarily shut down during the incident. 

School bus involved in motor vehicle accident (Photo) - 01/24/24

Just after 9:10 am a school bus with children on board was struck in a collision with an SUV in East Vancouver at 28th street and 119th ave. There was a total of 4 minor injuries, 3 of those injured were transported by American Medical Response. Initial callers indicated the SUV was on fire and a fire extinguisher was used by a bystander, the fire was out on arrival of the Vancouver Fire Department. A total of 5 units from the Vancouver Fire department responded. Some of the children on the bus were taken to a different location prior to the arrival of VFD. Those children were accounted for and assessed for injuries.     

Attached Media Files: MVA2.jpg , MVA1.jpg