Family of five displaced by fire

first_imgA Monday night apartment fire at the Cove at Fisher’s Landing caused damage to two units and displaced a family of five, Vancouver Firefighter Jim Flaherty said.Fire broke out at 7:21 p.m. and firefighters arrived within seven minutes, Flaherty said. The 253-unit complex is at 16506 S.E. 29th St.The fire was in the A9 upstairs apartment. The father and son were home at the time and evacuated. The father suffered second-degree burns on his hands, Flaherty said.The Red Cross was helping the family Monday night.The downstairs apartment sustained smoke and water damage and temporarily displaced a man and his cat, Flaherty said.A child playing with fire in the upstairs unit caused the blaze, according to Flaherty. Damage was estimated at $55,000 to the building and its contents.Names were not available.Twenty-two Vancouver firefighters and one Camas firefighter fought the fire.last_img

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