Evacuation orders lifted after brush fire in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Residents are now able to return to their homes as of 5:10 p.m. after evacuation orders have been lifted for near homes. Vancouver fire crews contained a reported brush fire near Northeast 86th Avenue and Northeast 20th Street, a Vancouver Fire Department spokesperson confirmed Monday afternoon.

The call for the fire came in at around 2:10 p.m., according to dispatch records.

The scale of the evacuation was not immediately clear; the Vancouver fire official confirmed just after 3 p.m. that crews were evacuating “some nearby houses” while actively battling the blaze. 

Crews also contained, an additional brush unrelated to this initial fire

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