Port Angeles police investigating Sunday night car fire

PORT ANGELES — No one was injured in a car fire in the 600 block of East First Street in Port Angeles.

The Sunday night fire remains under investigation by the Port Angeles Police Department.

Firefighters were dispatched to the alley behind the Midtown Public House Restaurant for a vehicle fire that was in proximity to other structures, according to a press release from the Port Angeles Fire Department.

When the two fire engines and medic aid vehicle arrived, the unoccupied car was engulfed in flames that reached within 20 feet of the restaurant.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze before it spread to any structures.

Port Angeles City Light employees also responded to evaluate exposure damage to nearby power lines.

The Port Angeles Police Department took over the scene for investigation. The owner of the car had not been located by Monday afternoon.

Estimated property and content losses have yet to be determined.


Reporter Brian Gawley can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at brian.gawley@soundpublishing.com.

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