Large response seen to Center Road fire

CHIMACUM — No one was hurt during a fire that burned down a family’s residence on Center Road, East Jefferson Fire Rescue reported.

Chief Bret Black of East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) said that he did not know what arrangements the family made after the 3:17 p.m. Thursday blaze took their home and possessions in the 1500 block of Center Road.

They were not in the house at the time of the blaze.

Firefighters contained the fire at about 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Thursday and rotated a fire engine at the site throughout the night to take care of hot spots, Black said Friday, adding that this was continuing on Friday.

The fire appeared to have started in the basement, EJFR said. The cause remained under investigation on Friday, Black said.

Joining EJFR in fighting the fire were units from Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue, Quilcene Fire Rescue and Naval Magazine Indian Island.

“This type of fire requires a large response,” Black said.

“We are grateful to our local mutual aid partners as well as the out-of-county response we received,” he continued.

“Poulsbo Fire back filled Station 31 in Port Ludlow and Clallam County District 3 responded to the fire scene. EJFR volunteers staffed Station 11 in Chimacum while most of our resources were tied up.”

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