SEQUIM — The cause of a house fire on 3 Crabs Road late Monday night remained under investigation Tuesday, said fire officials.
Clallam County Fire District 3 crews arrived at 223 3 Crabs Road in Dungeness north of Sequim at 8:23 p.m. Monday to find a two-story vacation rental fully engulfed in flames.
Assistant Chief Dan Orr said no one was home and that the homeowner was anticipating renters in the coming days.
The home is a total loss, Orr said.
Firefighters extinguished the fire at about midnight, and despite heavy rain, they were restricted due to high winds and no nearby water source with high enough water pressure for quick water tank refills, he said.
Water tenders were filled up and transported to the scene from hydrants at Dungeness Community Church, more than 1½ miles away, and Sunland, more than 3 miles away, said Assistant Chief Eric Quitslund, who served as duty chief for the fire.
Where the fire began in the home is unknown, Orr said, and investigators, who began looking into the cause Tuesday morning, will not have a determination for at least a few days.
The home was insured. No homes on either side of the fire were damaged, he said.
Matthew Nash is a reporter with the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which is composed of Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Reach him at [email protected].