Fire destroys Camas house

No injuries are reported

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A house in Camas was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon.

At 3:46 p.m., Camas-Washougal Fire Department crews were called to 20709 S.E. Evergreen Highway, where they found a two-story residential fire fully involved.

Initially, a lack of available hydrants hampered firefighters’ ability to fight the fire, while exploding ammunition kept them from getting too close to the structure.

All occupants escaped; there were no injuries.

Firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department and East County Fire and Rescue assisted, and according to CWFD Chief Nick Swinhart both departments also contributed water tenders.

The house and its contents are considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provided the one adult that was impacted with food, clothing and bedding.

According to Clark County records, the property is owned by Paul T. Egan.

This was the second fire call in Camas on Sunday. At 6:06 a.m., CWFD responded to a two-alarm fire at 5205 N.W. Astor Court. The blaze was limited to the third story. No injuries were reported

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