PORT ANGELES — Arson is being investigated as the possible cause of a fire that destroyed an abandoned mobile home west of Port Angeles this afternoon.
“The mobile home was completely destroyed, and arson is suspected,” said Mike DeRousie, Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue assistant fire chief, in a news release.
At 4:23 p.m. Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue was called to a structure fire at 237979 Highway 101 in the old Clallam Timber log yard.
The 9-1-1 call reporting the fire came from a driver who was passing by and saw smoke and large flames coming from a structure at the location, according to DeRousie.
“When firefighters arrived on scene, they had to cut the lock on the gate to gain access to a fully involved structure,” DeRousie said.
The structure on fire was a mobile home approximately 45 feet by 10 feet. It was abandoned with no power to the unit.
Firefighters extinguished the fire as Clallam County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to investigate.
Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue responded with three engines, two tenders, two command vehicles, eleven firefighters and one Clallam County Sheriff.
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