Crews doused a fire at a vacant home in South Aberdeen last night. Battalion Chief Troy Palmer said in a press release it was reported just after 9 PM Monday night, the Aberdeen Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire on the 300
The south-side engine arrived first onscene and radioed that the front exterior of the residence was on fire. A fire attack was made from outside of the structure and then transitioned into an interior attack. A mutual aid engine was requested from Cosmopolis Fire Deptartment and a second alarm was requested. The fire was brought under control in about 25 minutes. The house was found to be vacant and secured upon AFD arrival.
A total of 8 Aberdeen firefighters responded and operated on the scene in 1 command vehicle, 2 engines, and 1 medic unit as well as the Aberdeen Fire Chief and Assistant Chief. 2 Hoquiam firefighters responded on 1 engine and 4 Cosmopolis firefighters on 1 engine. 6 off duty Aberdeen firefighter’s staffed AFD headquarters and responded to other emergencies within the city.
There were no civilian injuries, however one Aberdeen firefighter sustained a minor injury while forcing entry into the structure.
The value of the residence is assessed at $53,000 and sustained significant damage. The cause is under investigation at the time of this press release.