PHOTOS: A dog was killed Sunday afternoon after a fire ravaged a house in Vancouver’s Northwest neighborhood.
Fire personnel were dispatched shortly after 2:30 p.m. to 1016 N.W. 56th Way. Flames had engulfed the back side and roof of the single-story house — about 70 percent of the structure — when the first crews arrived, Vancouver Fire Capt. Raymond Egan said.
“The first engine hit it (with water) pretty aggressively from the outside,” Egan said.
The fire was contained in 31 minutes, Egan said. Other than the dog, no one was inside the home, and no other injuries were reported.
The structure was declared a total loss, displacing two adults, one infant and a cat, Egan said. The Red Cross arrived on scene to assist the family.
Emergency crews sent 25 fire personnel and two medical personnel to the scene, Egan said. The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s office is investigating.