ABERDEEN, Wash. – No injuries at a structure fire in downtown Aberdeen. Crews were called this morning to black smoke near the Wishkah River Bridge, arriving units saw smoke and flames visible from the rear of the building at 600 East Wishkah. Captain JR Streifel tells us the building houses Hagen and Bates law firm, Cheryl Demoss Massage, The Body Shop Massage, and A Classic Cuts Hair Salon. Streifel said the fire raced through the attic of the building, prompting a second alarm. It took a total of 20 firefighters about 90 minutes to get the fire under control. Crews remained on scene of the fire until about 6:30 this morning, extinguishing hot spots and salvaging contents.
Streifel estimated the structure was about 85% damaged, with the same percentage of damage to it’s contents, initial estiamtes are $950,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.