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Firefighters report busy weekend battling blazes

Columbia River Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a structure fire in Deer Island on Saturday, Aug. 6, that sent one person to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

CRFR firefighters were called to a house fire on Saturday at 11:46 p.m. in the 64000 block of Green Road in Deer Island. Upon arriving, crews found all occupants of the house outside of the building and using a garden hose to keep the fire under control.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation and transported to the hospital following the fire. The occupants of the home said they were alerted to the fire by the smoke detectors in their home.

Three fire engines were dispatched to the scene, along with one medical vehicle, one rescue vehicle, 12 firefighters and Fire Chief Mike Greisen.

Damage to the home is estimated to be $1,500 for smoke and heat damage to the contents of a room where the fire started.