Fire destroys carport on Benson Road in Port Angeles
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Assistant Chief Mike DeRousie of Clallam County Fire District No. 2 monitors the situation at 721 Benson Road in Port Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

A free-standing carport and workshop were engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon at 721 Benson Road in Port Angeles. Firefighters from Clallam County Fire District No. 2 and Port Angeles Fire Department responded.

The fire began at about 2:30 p.m.

Homeowners reported hearing an explosion, then flames shot out of the carport, followed by additional smaller explosions.

A 1940s-era Willys Jeep was also destroyed in the fire.

The property is owned by the Dempsey family, and a nearby house under renovation was not damaged.



Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: August 25. 2013 6:25PM
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