Fire displaces Sequim woman

SEQUIM — A Sequim woman is homeless after a fire destroyed her house overnight Saturday.

When firefighters first arrived to 99 Dickinson St., north of Carlsborg, at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the attached garage was fully involved, the roof had collapsed and the fire had spread into the home, said Tony Hudson, assistant chief for Clallam Fire District No. 3.

Hudson said the cause of the fire was still unknown Sunday and that firefighters are still investigating. It was not deemed suspicious.

He said the woman was alerted to the fire by a smoke detector and was able to escape uninjured. She is now staying with family who live in the area, he said.

He said that because of how big the fire was when firefighters arrived, they were unable to save the home. The lack of hydrants in the area also made the attack difficult.

“It’s a total loss,” he said. “It’s hard to knock down the fire when you don’t have that large water supply.”

He described the home as a triple-wide modular home with an attached log garage.

He said firefighters took a defensive strategy and protected a nearby greenhouse. There was some concern the fire could spread to some surrounding brush, he said.

He said it took about two hours to contain the fire and firefighters stayed at the scene overnight, putting out hot spots and making sure it didn’t flare up again.

Hudson said three water tenders from District No. 3 responded. Clallam County Fire District No. 2 also sent a fire engine and a water tender.

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Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at [email protected].

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