A Washougal man was hospitalized after his house was destroyed by fire on Friday.
The occupant was rescued by a neighbor and was transported to a local hospital with severe burns. Further information about his condition was not known as of Friday afternoon, according to a news release issued by the Camas-Washougal Police Department (CWFD).
The single family home is considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the CWFD Fire Marshal’s Office.
At approximately 4:17 a.m. the CWFD received a report of a fully engulfed structure fire in the 2100 block of 37th Street in Washougal. Due to the severity of the fire, a defensive strategy was employed in an attempt to protect surrounding structures.
CWFD personnel were assisted by crews from East County Fire and Rescue and the Vancouver Fire Department.