PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Units from across Clark County spent Tuesday morning battling a fire at an adult care facility, but officials say all residents managed to escape.
Crews from East County Fire & Rescue, Vancouver Fire Department, Clark County District 3, and Skamania District 4 responded around 4 a.m. to the building on Northeast Ireland Road which was engulfed.
“The first engine company arrived to find a substantial amount of fire involvement,” East County Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Ed Hartin said. “They went to work to try to cut the fire off.”
Upon arrival, crews said that staff told them all residents had been evacuated, 10 people in total, and that there were no reported injuries.
Due to water supply challenges, crews said they had to rely on water tenders to fight the fire.
25 firefighters responded to battle the fire, but the building partially collapsed. Hartin said the building is a total loss and that it may collapse.
“It’s fortunate the weather is temperate,” Hartin said.
The cause is currently unknown, but the Clark County Fire Marshal is investigating.