Fire at Port-Owned Grove Field Airport

Washougal WA – October 7, 2014 – The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced that a fire in the C-Row Hangar at Grove Field Airport consumed several hangars and their contents late last night. No injuries were reported. Grove Field is owned by the Port and located north of Camas.

“The Airport has been closed in order to secure the damaged building and due to safety concerns for surrounding property,” said Executive Director David Ripp. “It will remain closed until the Fire Marshall completes his investigation.”

“We want to thank the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, Vancouver Fire Department, East County Fire and Rescue, the Clark County Sheriff Department and Camas Police Department,” added Ripp. “Their quick response contained the fire and prevented more damage to other structures.”

For more information, contact David Ripp at 360-909-5126 or david@portcw.com

 

About the Port of Camas-Washougal

The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Recently acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property which connects to a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east. The industrial park boasts a 90+ percent occupancy rate of more than 40 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic site.

More information is found at www.portcw.com.

Contacts:

David Ripp 

Executive Director
(360) 835-5560
david@portcw.com

Mary Murphy 
Executive Assistant
(360) 835-8098
mary@portcw.com

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