PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has set up a family room for the family members of the victims from the I-5 accident today. Please check in at the front desk. Personnel from C2FR will be assisting hospital staff in keeping families updated.
Masks are required, and the hospital is still limiting visitors, so immediate family members only please. Official statements will be released at a later time.
Thank you Peace Health St John Medical Center! My significant other was one of several involved in this horrific accident. We were greeted at the ER with upmost compassion and kindness. Everyone from the check in, C2FR, chaplains,admitting clerk, nurses, doctors and staff should be commended for the work they do! Thank you also WA State Patrol! Prayers to all involved in the accident. Stay safe!🙏❤️
Praying for ALL the families involved 🙏
I will pray for all involved .
I am praying for all of you
Did they find the cause of this accident I hope all the people are okay and safe, bless all the ones who went to the lord today prayers😭
Aw, still requiring the face diapers and controlling who gets to see family members?
Tonight, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue promoted Firefighter Robert Brown to Driver/Operator. Brown earned the promotion just 3 months after completing his probation with C2FR. Brown is a laterally hired Firefighter where he worked as a Firefighter/EMT in the active-duty Army, Air Guard, and Department of Defense for 16 years. Robert is currently assigned to B shift.
Robert followed his father’s path in the fire service; his father Stephen, worked for Portland Fire & Rescue as a Driver/Operator and has since retired.
Congratulations to Robert and his family for this accomplishment. ... See MoreSee Less
Two-alarm apartment fire displaces multiple residents
Kelso, WA – Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a two-alarm apartment fire Tuesday morning at 4:14 to 111 Beacon Hill Dr. Initial crews arrived and reported heavy fire conditions from the second-story back porch and began attacking the fire from the backside yard. Cowlitz County Sheriff Deputies evacuated all apartments while other arriving fire crews attacked the fire from the front side parking lot with multiple hose lines. Firefighters stopped the spread of the fire to other apartment units by removing the second-story ceiling with tools extinguishing fire in attic spaces. All residents were able to evacuate safely. A total of five apartments were destroyed by fire.
Four fire engines, three water tenders, a ladder truck, a medic unit, and three chief officers responded to the fire. Cowlitz County Sheriffs, Cowlitz County Public Utilities District, Beacon Hill Water District, Cowlitz County Public Works, and a county Chaplin also responded.
Multiple families were displaced by the fire. Some accepted resources from the Red Cross and others will be staying with friends and family in the area. Some other residents, in unburned units, also accepted aid. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much for responding so quickly and getting to our apartments very much appreciate it and all your hard work be safe out there guys!!￼
Good job to the responding fire crews. Sad that some people lost so much but glad that the fire was stopped and others had some items saved at least. Proud of all of the First responders
My son lost everything in this fire but I’m just thankful him and the grandkids got out alive.
We live in #1 and it was an experience to say the least. We were sleeping when there was a huge explosion. It was about 4 am and there was confusion in the beginning. We are very thankful that we were spared and feel for our neighbors who weren't. We are praying.
Thank God no one was hurt! That could have been a real tragedy! 🙏🏻
All rescue personnel, you are awesome. Thank you. ❤️. No loss of life. It's a win.
Great Job! Cowliz Rescue 🙏🙏
Very sad i deliver to these apartments for doordash regularly. Glad everyone ok
So sad and grateful for successful evacuation! Please let us know where and what we can donate items. 🙏
Praying for all that lost their home and for any that were injured!
Great job COWLITZ 🔥 📛
emergency personnel for a job well done.🍓
Praying for the families who lost their homes, also that nobody was hurt, if so for healing
May God help all who are displaced and need help.
Thanks to all who helped put out the fire and tend to the residents.
Great job first responders! I am so sorry for those who lost their homes and possessions, but am so happy nobody was killed or injured. I have a question for the people who were in the apartments at the time of the fire. Did your smoke alarms go off?
Awesome job cowlitz and all who help out.
Great job do you all , so thankful no one got hurt ￼￼
A big thank You❣️
I use to live there! Back in the early 80’s ….. man I’m old 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Mike Derry, we will be doing the demo for these units.
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