Aberdeen, WA – A fire in Aberdeen brought over $200,000 in damage, impacting 10 residents.
The Aberdeen Fire Department report to KXRO that on Thursday they were assisted by both the Hoquiam Fire Department and Grays Harbor Fire District #2 at a home in the 100 block of West 4th St. in Aberdeen.
Responders found heavy fire and smoke coming from the side door of a two story home with fire extending throughout the laundry room on the first floor and into a 2nd floor apartment above, causing extensive heat damage the the areas and smoke damage throughout the building.
AFD says that fire crews were able contain and extinguish the fire, preventing it from moving further into the building.
10 people escaped the fire. Four were located in a 2nd story attached apartment and six were in the main structure.
Smoke and fire damage to structure and contents was estimated to be $221,242.
Fire crews were on scene for approximately four hours. A total of 14 Aberdeen firefighters, the Assistant Chief, Chief, 2 Hoquiam Firefighters and four GH District 2 (Central Park) Firefighters responded with 1 Command Unit, 5 Engines, and 3 Medic Units.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and is considered undetermined at this time.