Deadly fire on the South Beach

Early Tuesday morning, crews from South Beach Fire and EMS were called to a structure fire 200 feet away from the North Cove Fire Department, between Grayland and Tokeland.

In a Facebook post, Westport Fire Chief Dennis Benn says that crews arrived on scene to find a mobile home fully involved, and possibly occupied.

Due to the intensity of the fire, Benn said that crews could not enter the home and knocked down the fire from the outside.

When crews were able to make their way inside, they found one person deceased. The Pacific County Coroner will confirm identification.

The home and belongings are a total loss.

The fire is currently being investigated by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Department.

A total of 15 firefighters were on-scene for over five hours to bring the fire under control.

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