MONTESANO, Wash. – An East County fire yesterday displaced a family of five, who luckily weren’t in their mobile home early Thursday morning.
Fire Chief Leonard Johnson tells us Grays Harbor County’s Fire District 2 responded at 02:31 a.m. Thursday to a report of a residential structure fire at an address in the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park.
The initial report was received from a neighbor to the residence and it was unknown if the residence was occupied. Upon the arrival of initial firefighting personnel, it was determined that the structure was not occupied. The fire spread from the interior of the structure to an attached porch and initially threatened an unattached carport and storage area, along with another residence.
Fire crews quickly confined the fire to the residence and it took approximately 35 minutes to extinguish the fire. Fire crews remained on-scene throughout the morning checking for hot spots and assisting investigators.
Currently, the fire is under investigation and a cause has not been determined. The investigation is being conducted by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Grays Harbor Fire District 2 personnel.
Grays Harbor Fire District 2 responded with 3-structural engines, 3-ambulances, a rescue unit and 15 personnel. Montesano Fire Department assisted the Fire District as well with a structural engine and 3 personnel.
The residence suffered heavy fire damage and is not able to be occupied by the family, which includes 3 children. The Red Cross and the Fire District’s Chaplin have been contacted for assistance.