Early Morning Fire Destroys Duplex

A fire destroyed an apartment at the corner of A street and Washington Avenue in Vernonia in the early morning hours of Wednesday March 25.










Firefighters from the Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District, the Banks Fire District and the Mist-Birkenfeld Fire District all responded and kept the blaze from spreading to nearby homes.



Neighbors reporting hearing a loud “explosion” around 2:30 AM.  Witnesses said flames reached over thirty feet into the air when the fire was fully engaged.Fire 6Fire4