Construction site fire in Ridgefield suspected arson

  • Source: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
  • Published: 11/29/2018 12:00 AM

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Ridgefield police are investigating a suspected arson at a townhome construction site. Clark County Fire and Rescue says the fire erupted just after midnight Wednesday morning off North Canyon Circle near North 32nd Avenue. It’s all part of a new development currently under construction. Chief John Nohr says it’s amazing the flames didn’t spread and catch all of the townhomes on fire because they’re so close and some are attached to each other. Nohr says because the construction had no roof at the time of the fire, the heat escaped vertically; that coupled with the design of the townhome made it easier to contain the fire to just one building. FOX 12 spoke with a man who lives up the street who says the fire was too close for comfort.


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