Check out our Storify project for a complete wrap-up of how today’s events unfolded. The project includes text, tweets, video, and photos from the scene.WASHOUGAL — As flames shot skyward and gunfire blazed incessantly, police on Wednesday attempted to determine if a man thought to be inside a Washougal home was alive or dead — and if it was safe to send firefighters in to control the blaze.The man apparently set the home on fire and then shot a variety of high-powered rifles and handguns for at least 90 minutes on Wednesday, a sheriff’s sergeant said later in the evening. Hundreds of rounds were expended. “There was a propane tank that exploded once and put a fireball in the air,” the sergeant added.There were no arrests following the event at 3275 F Place, but there were no signs the suspect was still active, nor that he had escaped, said Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Allais, with the major crimes team.“We don’t know where he is at,” said Allais. The sergeant later said Washougal police and SWAT officers surrounded the home and were confident the man didn’t escape.
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