April 18 2021
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Couple displaced from afternoon house fire
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Story by by Donna Millsap - The Oregon Herald
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Cowlitz County, Washington- At just after 3PM, neighbors and a school bus driver reported a house on fire with an elderly couple that may still be inside.

When Firefighters arrived on the scene the house was ablaze. Firefighters began extinguishing the fire with multiple hose lines and searched for occupants.

A Cowlitz County Sheriff deputy and a Public Utilities crew also responded. The two elderly residents, were later discovered safe by family and out of the home at a doctor's appointment. Firefighters put out the fire in about 40 minutes after arriving.

The cause of the fire is under investigation; the two residents will be staying with family in the area. The house is considered a total loss by fire officials. No injuries were reported