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Fire at Creekside Apartments in Scappoose displaces five

Firefighters with Scappoose Fire District arrived to find this at the scene of a recent apartment fire.
Photo courtesy of the Scappoose Fire District. Used with Permission.

An adult and four children were displaced from an apartment in the Creekside Apartments complex at 525250 SW 4th Street in Scappoose on April 8.

At 4:19 p.m., personnel with the Scappoose Fire District responded to the location and found a second story apartment filled with smoke and fire. The occupant and four children left the apartment before firefighters arrived. One child was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment of burns.

Officials believe that the fire may have been caused by a child who was playing with a lighter.
While the apartment complex is insured, the occupant is not, according to Cheryl Engstrom, public information officer for the Scappoose Fire District.

The American Red Cross responded and provided assistance with lodging, food, clothing and seasonal garments, comfort kits and information about disaster counseling and health services.