Rainier Chimney Fire

(Photo: Columbia River Fire & Rescue)

RAINIER, OR (KPTV) - Columbia River Fire & Rescue crews were called out to a chimney fire Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to the 28000 block of Dike Road and found a chimney fire that extended into the wall surrounding the chimney.

Two people inside the home were able to get out safely.

Columbia River Fire & Rescue said the fire is under control.

About 15 fire personnel were on scene and assisting in the fighting the blaze.

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Lawlessness Brings Destruction

Chimney fires are very intense and very hot fires. The high heat caused breakdown of the mortar between the bricks is known as spalling, which allows the fire to get into the wooden framework of the house. Video inspection of your chimney is equally as important as getting it cleaned annually. Especially if you've had even a small chimney fire. It's a worthy investment that is cheaper than rebuilding after a fully involved fire. In doing this, you also protect your loved ones from a fire they may not be able to escape..

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