Hoquiam and Aberdeen Fire units are at the scene of a residential structure fire on the corner of Queets Ave at 23rd Street in Hoquiam.

Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers reports the multi-level home suffered significant interior damage from fire and smoke. The occupants were sleeping in the back of the house and were able to escape.

Myers added that fire units will be on the scene for some time; streets in the immediate area are closed this morning.