1 person rescued as Vancouver fire crews battle back-to-back blazes

Vancouver fire crews battled two back-to-back blazes Sunday morning, one of which required the rescue of a man in a wheelchair.

Crews were first called to a commercial building near Main Street and National Avenue around 4:30 a.m. The two-alarm fire had fully engulfed some rooms on the ground floor.

No one was inside the building at the time the fire broke out, officials said, and no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters were forced to knock down walls of the older wood-frame building in order to tackle the flames.

Around 7 a.m., crews were then called to a home in the area of East 12th Avenue and Clark Drive for another two-alarm fire.

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