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Blaze causes $200K in damage to the home; Cause of fire undertermined; no were injuries reported

PHOTO COURTESY OF COLUMBIA RIVER FIRE AND RESCUE - Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews responded to a house fire in Rainier where the blaze caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to the two-story structure on June 24. The cause of the fire is undetermined.Two people were displaced by a house fire in Rainier that broke out Saturday afternoon, June 24.

Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews were called to the 76000 block of Davis Road at 12:12 p.m. When they arrived, smoke could be seen coming from the second floor of a two-story home.

Firefighters were dispatched from the Rainier Station and arrived within seven minutes of the call, according to a release from the department. Additional mutual aid assistance also came from the Scappoose Fire District and the Clatskanie Fire District.

The fire was extinguished quickly, the release stated, but required three hours of overhaul work to ensure hotspots were put out. Additionally, with temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s in the region, the weather made working conditions difficult, the release added.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but damage estimates are $200,000. The two people who were living in the home received assistance from the American Red Cross.

A total 15 career and volunteer firefighters, three engines, two water tenders, one medic and two chief officers responded to the call.

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