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Natural Gas Leak (Photo) - 01/23/23

At 11:38 on 01/23/2023 Vancouver Fire was dispatched to the intersection of NE 104th Ave and SE Mill Plain for the report of a gas line that had been compromised by construction equipment. Vancouver Fire arrived to find high levels of natural gas in the area.  Fire and police crews moved quickly to isolate the intersection and evacuate nearby businesses.  Vancouver Fire is on scene to assist Northwest Natural Gas.   

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Photo credit: VFD
Photo credit: VFD
Restaurant fire in Vancouver (Photo) - 01/19/23

Just before 645 this morning the Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke and flames inside of a restaurant at 11115 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. A battalion chief arrived within 2 minutes and found a working fire with smoke showing from the structure. A second alarm was requested to the scene to assist with the fire but, ultimately they were not utilized. Firefighters stretched hose lines into the restaurant to locate and extinguish the fire. A truck company used a saw to cut a hole in the roof to allow for heat and smoke to lift out of the building. The fire was under control within 15 minutes. In total, the VFD sent 6 engines, 2 trucks, 2 battalion chiefs and several other personnel to the fire for a total of about 30 firefighters. There were no reports of injuries and the business was closed at the time of the incident. The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. 

 

 

Dog moved to safety by Vancouver Firefighter
Dog moved to safety by Vancouver Firefighter
Vancouver Apartment Fire (Photo) - 01/07/23

At 17:12 tonight Vancouver Fire responded to the report of a fire in Regency Apartments at 11301 SE 10th St. in Vancouver, WA.  The Vancouver Fire Department responded quickly and arrived at a three-story apartment building with a fire in the middle apartment.  Some residents were alerted to danger from functional smoke detectors.  Initial crews found the fire was controlled by the buildings sprinkler system. Engine companies searched for fire extension and found none. Once the building was deemed safe from fire their efforts turned to water mitigation and property preservation.  Three people were displaced from two apartment units.  No one was injured.  Vancouver Fire had nine suppression units on scene.  The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office was on scene to investigate.