East Jeff Co firefighters respond to raging house fire

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Posted 7/1/20

Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire Rescue helped knock down a house fire on the eastern shore of Sequim Bay early Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported just after midnight, at 12:12 a.m. …

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East Jeff Co firefighters respond to raging house fire

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Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire Rescue helped knock down a house fire on the eastern shore of Sequim Bay early Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported just after midnight, at 12:12 a.m. July 1, according to Clallam County Fire District 3.

No one was hurt in the fire, which reportedly caused $1.2 million in damages to the shorefront home and its contents.

The first-in crew came from Fire Station 37 in Blyn, and firefighters saw flames coming from the roof of the three-story house when they arrived.

Emergency responders soon discovered the blaze had spread through every level of the 4,000-square-foot waterfront home, including the roof.

No one was injured in the fire, which happened in the 2200 block of East Sequim Bay Road.

The home was occupied at the time of the fire, and the occupants, described as an elderly couple, told a neighbor they had smoke in their house.

Fire District 3 officials praised the neighbor for getting the couple to safety and calling 911.

The blaze prompted an interagency response that at one point numbered 30 firefighters at the scene.

In addition to Fire District 3 and East Jefferson Fire Rescue personnel, additional crews came from Clallam County Fire District 2, and the response also included Olympic Ambulance, deputies from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clallam County PUD.

Fire District 3 officials said the damage to the home was estimated at $700,000, and the fire involved about 25 percent of the structure.

Damage to contents inside the home was estimated at $500,000.

Officials said the investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

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