No injuries in early morning Port Angeles fire

Blaze suspected to come from homeless camp

PORT ANGELES — A suspected homeless encampment fire that spread to an abandoned two-story downtown building was extinguished early Monday morning.

Port Angeles Fire Department crews were dispatched at 12:57 a.m. to the structure at 204 E. Front St. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and found flames on the south side of the building, the agency said in a press release.

The fire was on the exterior of the structure and was making its way into the building.

Crews extinguished the blaze from the exterior of the structure within 10 minutes of arriving and put out the remainder of the fire inside.

There were no occupants in the building.

A damage estimate was unavailable Monday.

The building is valued at $118,000, according to the Clallam County Assessor’s Office.

Eleven fire department personnel responded with one engine, an ambulance, a ladder truck and two officers.

Olympic Ambulance provided an ambulance for emergency standby.

The Port Angeles Police Department responded with three vehicles and provided traffic control.

Port Angeles City Light responded with one vehicle and personnel.

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