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News Release
Eight displaced from Vancouver Double duplex fire (Photo) - 07/31/20

At 9:17 AM the Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 3615 Olive Street. When the first engine arrived four minutes later, they found two adjacent vinyl clad duplexes heavily involved in flame and reported two people on a second story balcony of one of the units. As water was applied from outside, the people on the balcony were able to jump down to a low shed roof, then to the ground. As more fire crews arrived they were assigned to stretch hose lines into the individual units to search them for occupants and extinguish the blaze. Fire burned up the vinyl siding and into the attic. Due to the large volume of fire and the fact that it was spread between two structures, it took fire crews approximately 50 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Eight occupants and their four pets were displaced from the four units. The American Red Cross was on scene to assist them.

Forty firefighters in two command vehicles,  two ladder trucks, a rescue,  and ten engines including three from Clark County Fire District 6, were on scene to fight the fires. No firefighter injuries were reported.

The fire is under investigation by the Vancouver Fire Marshall’s office.

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