Port Ludlow home goes up in flames

Four occupants safely evacuated from fire

Leader News Staff
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Posted 12/8/21

 

 

No one was hurt in a house fire Monday in Port Ludlow that officials said was caused by a propane tank.

The fire started just before noon Monday, Dec. 6, in a residence just …

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Port Ludlow home goes up in flames

Four occupants safely evacuated from fire

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No one was hurt in a house fire Monday in Port Ludlow that officials said was caused by a propane tank.

The fire started just before noon Monday, Dec. 6, in a residence just off Oak Bay Road near Burns Road.

A call to 911 reporting the fire said a propane tank inside the house ignited and started the blaze.

Four people inside the home — two residents, one of whom was a hospice patient, and two caregivers staying with the couple at the house — escaped the fire.

The two residents were transported to Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center by the caregivers.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the two caregivers and find them a place to stay.

Water needed to be brought in to fight the fire given the home’s location, said East Jefferson Fire Rescue Chief Bret Black. 

“Access to the house was somewhat remote with a steep driveway and no fire hydrant in close proximity to the structure,” Black said.

Due to the lack of accessible water, water tenders were called in from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, the Poulsbo Fire Department, and Clallam County Fire District 3, as well as Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue and East Jefferson Fire Rescue.

The home was destroyed. Officials with East Jefferson Fire Rescue said the cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office also responded and provided traffic control, and two drone operators were on-scene to help firefighters get a better view of the fire from a safe distance.

East Jefferson Fire Rescue officials said late Monday that a fire watch crew stayed on the property through the night.

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