Fire ruins shed near La Center doesnt reach nearby house

first_imgFirefighters were able to keep a fire that destroyed a pole shelter and barn from spreading to a home west of La Center on Monday evening.Firefighters responded to the fire at 35107 N.W. 32nd Ave. around 5:30 p.m.“When they arrived, they found a fully involved outbuilding, and fire was being transmitted to this huge barn,” Clark County Fire & Rescue Division Chief Tim Dawdy said.There was also a running grass fire spreading out from the buildings.Cowlitz 1 Fire & Rescue sent two water tenders to back up three engines on the scene, Dawdy said, adding that the fire was out in about 30 minutes.The barn was about 15 feet from a nearby house, Dawdy said, which is occupied by an older widow.The barn and the small plastic-pole shed held tools, farming implements, a boat, paint and lacquers, Dawdy said, “so it burned hot and vigorously.”No one was hurt.The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating.last_img

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