The cause of a fire that burned a home Tuesday on Hidden Trails Road in Port Townsend has not been determined. (East Jefferson Fire-Rescue)

The cause of a fire that burned a home Tuesday on Hidden Trails Road in Port Townsend has not been determined. (East Jefferson Fire-Rescue)

Fire burns home on Hidden Trails Road, Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — No one was injured when a modular home erupted in flames in the 500 block of Hidden Trails Road.

The Tuesday blaze was discovered by a friend of the owner who arrived on scene to care for animals at the residence, according to East Jefferson Fire-Rescue.

She noticed fire and smoke and called 9-1-1 and firefighters were called to the flames at 2:43 p.m.

“Hidden Trails is not far from Station 1-5, so firefighters were able to get there very fast,” said Leah Speser, spokeswoman for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR).

“When firefighters arrived, they found the attic and roof on fire, and flames crawling up the side of the structure.”

Speser said a pet lizard found inside was safely removed. Ponies in a nearby field were moved a safe distance away from the activity as a precaution, although they were never in any danger.

Speser said about 3,500 gallons of water were used to extinguish the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

EJFR was assisted by units from Jefferson County Fire District No. 2, Jefferson County Fire District No. 5, Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue and Naval Magazine Indian Island Fire Department. Additionally, units from Poulsbo Fire Department and Clallam County Fire District No. 3 provided station coverage and emergency response during the fire.

________

Jefferson County Editor/Reporter Jeannie McMacken can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at [email protected].

More in News

Hospitals, schools comply with order

Hundreds from Peninsula agencies receive vaccine exemption

Dr. Tom Locke is the Jefferson County deputy health officer.
Mandates may be ‘new normal,’ deputy health officer says

Vaccination rates are rising across the state and nationally, the deputy public… Continue reading

Albert Haller Foundation awards $350,000

The Albert Haller Foundation has approved awards totaling $350,000 to nonprofit organizations… Continue reading

The Port of Port Townsend’s Herb Beck Marina in Quilcene was the subject of an outreach survey conducted this past summer. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Quilcene wants more of Herb Beck Marina

Changes needed, residents tell Port of Port Townsend

Sequim’s Russ Britton (507) jumps through the finish line after he completes the Run the Peninsula 5K on the Larry Scott Trail in Port Townsend on Saturday. Taran Johnson, (547) also from Sequim, races to the finish. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Hundreds of runners take on Larry Scott Trail

High-schoolers, locals among 264 live-event entrants

Forums to inform search for Peninsula College president

Public feedback must be submitted by Nov. 4

Stairclimbers, from left, Tim Davis, Margie Brueckner, Matt Aston and Esther McKellar of the Port Angeles Fire Department, practice ascending the Laurel Street Stairs above downtown Port Angeles on Saturday in preparation for next spring’s 31st annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on March 13 at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. The climb, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, requires firefighters and emergency personnel to make a timed ascent of the 788-foot skyscraper’s 69 flights of stairs to help fund cancer research. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Taking the stairs for a good cause

Stairclimbers, from left, Tim Davis, Margie Brueckner, Matt Aston and Esther McKellar… Continue reading

Most Read