No injuries in early morning SUV, garage fire

PORT ANGELES — No one was injured early Thursday morning when a fire that started in a vehicle spread to a garage of a residence in the 700 block of East Second Street, according to firefighters.

The Port Angeles Fire Department said in a press release that the cause remains under investigation.

Firefighters were dispatched at 7:12 a.m. Thursday to a reported vehicle fire in the alley of the garage, which appeared to have been converted to a residence, said Port Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Joe McKeen.

An engine and ladder truck arrived to find an SUV engulfed in flames that had spread to an exterior wall and the eaves of the adjacent building, the release said.

Clallam County Fire District 2 provided a chief officer and an additional engine.

Two people had evacuated the building prior to the firefighters’ arrival and the fire was extinguished before spreading to anything else, the release said.

No estimate was available for the damage to the SUV or garage, which sustained moderate smoke and fire damage.

The two displaced people will receive support from the local Red Cross.

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