Rookie thrown into the fire

first_imgo A cooking fire spread to consume a Sifton-area house on Jan. 10. Donna Franchino, 58, who was trapped in a bedroom, died. Firefighters rescued her from the two-alarm house fire, 15209 N.E. 74th St., but it was too late.o On June 12, firefighters raced to a 12:30 a.m. fire that ripped through six units of Sunpointe Apartments, 900 S.E. Park Crest Ave. The intense heat from the blaze prevented rescuers from getting to the third floor, where hours later they found the body of Gavino S. Rodriguez, 52. Investigators have narrowed the cause to smoker’s carelessness or an electrical fire.o Ten days later, 29-year-old Lacie E. Adams fell asleep with a lit cigarette, which sparked a fire in a two-bedroom unit at Courtyard Village Apartments, 2600 T St.All three people died of smoke inhalation.o On Wednesday, George E. Henderson, 75, was rescued from his burning house and taken to a hospital with critical injuries. He died Friday. The fire, at 7610 N.E. 142 Ave. in the Sifton area, is being investigated by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.About a week into his new job as a deputy fire marshal, Zane Norris went to the scene of a Jan. 10 fatal fire.During the next several months, the number of people who had died in fires in Vancouver rose to four.“It was heart-wrenching, seeing the families and the devastation,” he said even before the fourth victim’s death Friday. “It keeps you up at night.”last_img read more