• Aberdeen house fire

    Two people killed in Aberdeen house fire

    A mother and her adult daughter were killed in a house fire in Aberdeen early Friday morning. Neighbors said they were visiting the mother’s parents, to help them move to Idaho later that day. Aberdeen Fire Chief Tom Hubbard said Hoquiam and Aberdeen crews remained on the scene for hours after a house fire in the 700 block […]

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  • Aberdeen house fire likely caused by dirty chimney

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen Fire Department is reminding residents with wood heat sources to have their chimneys checked annually, after responding to a structure fire early yesterday morning. Captain Mark Dulin tells us they were called to the 1300 block of Fairfield just after midnight Monday morning. With smoke venting from the attic upon arrival, crews dowsed the flames within about 30 minutes, after removing the wall around the chimney. Damage was estimated at around $5,000, Dulin said investigators determined the cause of the fire was likely the poor condition of the chimney. The press release from AFD said 10 firefighters responded, it did not mention any injuries or occupants of the home at the time of the fire.

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  • Teen Dies in Ocean Park House Fire

    OCEAN PARK, Wash. – An Ilwaco High School student may have perished overnight in an Ocean Park house fire. Pacific County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us at about midnight last night, the Pacific County Communications Center received a report of a residence on fire in the 2200 block of 177th lane in the Ocean Park area of Pacific County. Pacific County Fire District One personnel were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, District One personnel began suppression of the fire and interviewed two people that had been inside the residence when the fire started. District One personnel discovered that an additional person may have still been inside the residence and was unaccounted for.
    After further suppression of the scene, District One personnel located the remains of a human body inside the residence. Matlock said the remains were thought to be that of the student, pending positive identification from the Coroner’s Office.

    The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the Pacific County Fire District One are jointly investigating the scene and any evidence present to determine a cause and origin of the fire.

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  • Raymond house fire displaces three, no injuries

    RAYMOND, Wash. – A Raymond family awoke to the smell of smoke late last night to find the wall and ceiling around their wood stove was on fire. Fire Chief Todd Strozyk tells us the three were able to quickly escape and call 911 just before midnight Thusday.
    Fire crews arrived to flames on the roof and around the chimney of the home in the 100 block of Ocean Avenue, 11 firefighters responded. Some were on scene for a couple of hours overnight watching for hotspots. Strozyk estimated damages at around $20,000 and said that the three people displaced will be staying with family.

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