Washougal Gunshots and Housefire

Shortly after 8 a.m. today, gunshots were reported at a Washougal house that was also burning down. Here's how the horrific events played out online ...


  1. Here's how it all began ...
  2. Photos from the scene started trickling in while the first fire still raged. Thanks, Amy and Rod, for sending your photos our way today!
  3. This tweet sums up the community's tense feelings pretty well.
  4. Reader and Washougal resident Jenny McCullough was nice enough to pass along some video and photos she took.
  5. Neighbors' footage of Washougal house fire (Dec. 7, 2011)
  6. Shortly before noon, another explosion rattled Washougal. It was believed to have been caused by an exploding propane tank.
  7. As the morning wore on, we learned more about the man who tknocked on the door of the burning house, only to be met with gunfire.
  8. Jenny McCullough sent along another video, this from the second fire.
  9. Newest video: Neighbors' footage of Washougal house fire (Dec. 7, 2011)
  10. Another neighbor took this photo of the scary scene.
  11. This scary video started circulating shortly after the lunch-time hour.