Fatal Van Fire in Hazel Dell

One person is dead and another seriously injured in a morning van fire in Hazel Dell, Washington.
We were called to the blaze shortly before 8:30 this morning, and after we arrived we witnessed an older van parked on 8th avenue—fully involved by fire. Firefighters quickly doused the van and discovered there was a dead individual inside. An injured man who reportedly escaped the fire was taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious burns.
The Clark County Medical Examiner and Fire Marshal have been called to the scene and are investigating the cause of the fire. 8th avenue between 82nd and 86th streets will be closed to traffic as the investigation continues.