Neah Bay woman rescued from burning mobile home

NEAH BAY — No one was seriously injured in a fire on Bayview Avenue across from the marina that destroyed a mobile home and two fifth wheelers, said Acting Makah Police Chief Robin Butterfield on Wednesday.

The Makah Tribal Fire Department was notified at about 9 a.m. Monday and sent two fire engines and an ambulance, he said. Mutual aid was requested from Clallam County Fire District 4 about an hour later but that was cancelled.

“It was tight quarters with additional structures. So we called Fire District 4 but then we started getting it under control. We sent two fire engines plus an ambulance, volunteer firefighters and the police department,” Butterfield said.

An elderly woman was rescued from the home by a relative just before it was engulfed in flames and was treated for smoke inhalation at Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center, a family member said.

“A singlewide mobile home was a complete loss plus a couple of fifth-wheel trailers. There were no injuries,” Butterfield said.

“It started in the kitchen. We had a good response from our volunteers and police department and got it under control pretty good with manpower that we did have. We have a pretty good team out there,” he said.


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