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St. Helens firefighters respond to structure fires

A Columbia River Fire and Rescue crew responded to a structure fire that started in a fifth-wheel trailer Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 58147 S. Bachelor Flat Road in Warren.

The fifth-wheel trailer belonged to David Christopherson. A fire had started inside the trailer and caused an estimated $10,000 in damage, and was later deemed a total loss. The cause of the fire is undetermined, though responders reported a small space heater was operating at the time the fire started.

Fire Chief Jay Tappan said no injuries were reported.

CRFR crews also responded to a kitchen fire Thursday, Feb. 11, at 606 E. D St., in St. Helens. The fire is believed to have started in the oven due to soot and grease build-up. No fire damage was caused to the home, and only minor smoke damage resulted, Tappan reported in a press release.