Two-alarm fire destroys at least seven businesses in Salmon Creek


A fast moving, two-alarm fire destroyed at least seven businesses in an industrial building in Salmon Creek on Tuesday, June 6. 

According to Clark County Fire District 6, employees at the building located at 14615 NE 13th Court reported seeing smoke come from an upstairs window and heard fire alarms sounding. The smoke began to fill the building shortly after and tenants evacuated it and called 911.

The “violent” fire “ripped” through an estimated 110,000-square-foot building, which was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters from Clark County Fire District 6 arrived, according to a news release. 

“Firefighters from Vancouver Fire and Clark Cowlitz Fire Rescue assisted in fighting the blaze, which was quickly called as a two-alarm fire,” the release stated. “Firefighters established a defensive mode to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.”

No one was injured in the fire. At least seven businesses were impacted and the Clark County Fire Marshal’s office is working to determine both the cause and the estimated cost of the loss of the building and its content.

The release stated Clark County GIS information lists the value of the building at $1.8 million. 

A total of nine fire engines, two squads, one training rig, two battalion chiefs and two trucks responded. 

At around 10:05 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, smoke continued to rise from another burnt building on the property where crews from Fire District 6 added water to the smoldering contents. 

Later, in the early afternoon on Wednesday, June 7, crews responded back to the scene to put out a brush fire that encroached on Interstate 205.