Ocean Shores firefighters tackle residential structure fire

The initial call was for smoke coming from a two-story residential structure

Michael S. Lockett

The Daily World

The Ocean Shores Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a two-story residential building on Saturday evening.

The initial call came in at 9:39 p.m. on Saturday evening for smoke coming from the second story of the house, according to an OSFD news release. The first firefighters on-scene made contact with the resident, who said there was no one else in the building.

Once there were enough firefighters on-scene to safely enter the building, the first crews to make entry reported high heat, heavy smoke, poor visibility and a cluttered interior, hampering efforts. Firefighters used water to cool the space, and the fire was classified as extinguished at 10:49 p.m. Firefighters continued efforts to make sure there were no hot spots and cleared the scene around midnight.

The cause of the fire is unknown, according to the news release; the building has been sealed due to the damage caused.

Firefighters, including assistance from Fire District 7, were able to neutralize the fire without injury, according to the news release. The news release also thanks the Ocean Shores Police Department, as well as Grays Harbor PUD and the Grays Harbor Communications.

Contact senior reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@thedailyworld.com.