Arson suspected in Vancouver house fire

first_imgA joint arson task force is investigating a fire that apparently was set at a vacant house this morning.The fire was reported at 4:14 a.m. at 2417 Markle Ave., near the intersection of Kauffman Avenue and West Fourth Plain Boulevard.The one-story, wood-framed house was vacant and had a “For Sale” sign in front.An investigator described the blaze as “purposefully set,” said Capt. David James, a spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department.Members of the area’s joint arson task force are investigating the fire.An estimate of damage was not immediately available.last_img