No one was injured in an early morning fire that damaged a home in the 1400 block of Northwest 304th Circle in Ridgefield.
Crews from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue responded to the fire at 7 a.m. on Aug. 1, stated a news release. It was located to the north of the Tri-Mountain Golf Course.
The fire was reported by neighbors who saw a significant amount of black smoke coming from the west side of the home.
The news release stated the fire started outside of the home and spread to the walls and attic before the fire department was called. No one was home at the time of the fire.
A total of seven engines, one tower ladder, and seven chief officers responded from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue and Clark County Fire District 6. The units on scene were assisted by the Clark County Fire Marshals Office, AMR, Clark County Utilities and NW Natural.
While the fire was quickly brought under control, the home sustained substantial damage, stated the release. The home did not have a sprinkler system.
“Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue reminds all citizens to be vigilant about checking smoke alarms and making sure you have them on every floor of your home,” stated the release. “If building a new home, please consider protecting your home with fire sprinklers.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Clark County Fire Marshals Office.
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