BRIEFLY: Morning fire kept to one room in Port Townsend ... and other news in brief

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — An early morning house fire was contained to one room by the efforts of a resident and crews from East Jefferson Fire-Rescue.

Residents of a two-story house at Logan and 10th streets called 9-1-1 early Sunday morning after a smoke alarm alerted them to smoke and flames in a laundry room, according to Patricia Willestoft, assistant public information officer for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue.

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue was called out at 1:04 a.m. and responded with two engines and a crew of 10.

Upon arrival, firefighters found one of the residents attempting to put out the flames.

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue extinguished the fire, which was contained to one room.

One resident was treated for smoke inhalation.

The Red Cross was called to assist the family.

Nonpartisan race

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Democratic Party has made an endorsement in a nonpartisan election race.

Cathy Marshall, who works for the state Attorney General's office, asked for the party's endorsement in her bid to unseat Clallam County District Court 1 Judge Rick Porter, according to a news release.

At a Saturday meeting, the Democrats voted unanimously to endorse her in the Nov. 4 general election.

Eyeglasses needed

The Lions Clubs in Port Angeles and Sequim are looking for adult and children eyeglasses donations.

Children's glasses are especially needed.

Donations can be made by placing glasses in Lions donation boxes in the following locations:

■ Port Angeles: Angeles Electric, 524 E. First St.; Angeles Vision Clinic, 811 Georgiana St.; Downtown Eyecare, 228 W. First St., Suite V; Frame & Eye, 901 S. Lincoln St.; Olympic Eye Care, 504 E. Eighth St. Suite A; Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.; Safeway, 110 E. Third St.; St. Andrew's Place, 520 E. Park Ave.; and Walmart Vision Center, 3411 E. Kolonels Way.

■ Sequim: Sequim Senior Center, 921 E. Hammond St.; QFC Pharmacy, 990 E. Washington St.; Sequim Vision Clinic, 128 E. Washington St.; Sequim Optical, 321 N. Sequim Ave.; Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.; Northwest Eye Surgeons, 795 N. Fifth Ave.; Goodwill, 680 W. Washington St.; Dr. Harold G. Everett, 519 Eureka Way; Dr. William Wickline, 680 W. Washington St., Suite E-102; and Walmart, 1110 W. Washington St.

The Sequim and Port Angeles clubs combined average 5,000 pairs of glasses each year.

For more information in Port Angeles, phone Lion Irma Stennes at 360-471-6862.

In Sequim, phone Lion Jeannie Phillips at 360-683-0941.

Climber injured

YAKIMA — Authorities say a Bellingham man who fell 60 feet while rock climbing in the Naches area is expected to recover from his injuries.

Yakima County sheriff's Sgt. Ed Levesque said the 29-year-old was climbing the face of a cliff Saturday when an anchor that he set pulled off the rock, causing his fall.

He was airlifted to Yakima Regional Medical Center.

Levesque said Sunday that the climber was wearing safety equipment and a helmet when he fell.

The sheriff's office, Naches Fire, Yakima Fire and other agencies responded to the report at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press

Last modified: June 16. 2014 6:53PM
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