Washougal home destroyed by fire

Occupant rescued by neighbor, hospitalized

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A Washougal house burns on Friday morning. The house was declared a total loss, and the occupant was hospitalized with burns. (Photo courtesy Camas-Washougal Fire Department)

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.