Two Injured in Aberdeen House Fire

700 Block of 4th Street in AberdeenABERDEEN, Wash. – Two tenants were injured when jumping out of the third story window of a burning home in Aberdeen Wednesday. Aberdeen Fire Chief Tom Hubbard tells us the structure fire blocked eastbound State Route 101 for a couple of hours to feed fire engines from Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Cosmopolis keeping a house fire contained to the three story home in the 700 Block of 4th Street in Aberdeen. Hubbard said a mother and five children escaped from the bottom apartment unharmed when the mother awoke from a nap and noticed smoke.

Two others, living on the third story were unable to exit because of the smoke, and jumped out of a third story window. Hubbard said both were transported from the scene, one woman with critical injuries, another man with other non-critical injuries.

Eastbound traffic was diverted to Division street from Park street for hours this afternoon, Westbound 101 was also narrowed to the right lane. Hubbard said a cause of the fire has not been determined, noting that in some cases the construction type makes it difficult to tell origin of a fire that can spread through “balloon framing” quickly.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.