Warren house fire displaces 2 residents
Emergency crews responded to a house fire in Warren last Friday that displaced two residents due to damage.
Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews responded to the 57000 block of Becky Lane in Warren just after 1 a.m. on Friday, June 29.
Two adult men at home when the fire broke out heard snapping and cracking sounds coming from outside the house, prompting them to investigate and discover the fire. The
men then called 911, CRFR Division Chief Ian O'Connor stated.
When firefighters arrived, crews found the home, a shed and a plastic recreational vehicle cover at the residence on fire. Flames spread from the shed to the side of the house, and eventually into the attic.
Crews had to cut several access holes in the roof to vent the fire and gain access to the flames.
The cause of the fire was undetermined, but crews believe the blaze started in the shed next to the house and then spread to the home. Damages to the building and contents were estimated to be $100,000. No injuries were reported.
CRFR reported that the residents were displaced by the fire, but were working with their insurance company to find temporary housing.
A total eight firefighters, one chief officer, two fire engines and one brush rig responded to the blaze.