Stove fire in Sequim leaves home uninhabitable

House suffers smoke damage

SEQUIM — A house fire that started on a stove left the structure north of Sequim uninhabitable due to smoke damage.

Clallam County Fire District 3 personnel responded to the structure fire at 160 Haywire Lane at about 12:17 p.m. Monday, according to a press release.

Arriving crews reported smoke showing from the ridge of the roof and the eve vents.

“Crews mounted an offensive interior attack through the garage,” the press release stated.

Firefighters reported smoke, and crews found the seat of the fire — the stovetop — and extinguished the flames.

Clallam County PUD arrived and pulled the power meter. The ceiling in the kitchen was pulled down to reveal fire that had penetrated the ceiling, according to the press release.

The home is occupied by a 92-year-old man who was not home at the time and a renter who was at work at the time of the fire.

When the owner arrived, he said that he had left a potpourri pot burning on the stove and forgot to turn it off before leaving, according to the press release.

The home suffered limited structural damage but is uninhabitable because of smoke damage. Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the fire victims.

The structural loss is estimated at $30,000; the contents loss is estimated at $60,000.

More in News

Nurse Jessica Franz, shows a photo of her mother-in-law, Elaine Franz, outside Olathe Medical Center after working the graveyard shift Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Olathe, Kan. Elaine Franz died Nov. 10, one day before her 78th birthday, after contracting COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

By Regina Garcia Cano, Matt Sedensky and Heather Hollingsworth | The Associated… Continue reading

‘Christmas Cabin’ starts Wednesday in Port Angeles

The Answer For Youth and the Sprouting Hope Greenhouse… Continue reading

Holiday craft sale scheduled in Sequim

The Shipley Center will host a Holiday Crafts Sale from… Continue reading

First Teacher online meeting features Santa Claus

Santa Claus will be the guest at a First Teacher… Continue reading

First vaccines expected in mid-December

Initial shots for front-line workers

Port Angeles Food Bank Executive Director Emily Dexter stands outside the food bank's new warehouse and distribution center at 632 N. Oakridge Drive near the Port Angeles Walmart. The covered canopy area will become the food bank's drive-thru distribution lane. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Food Bank moving to larger building

Site offers more refrigeration, covered distribution point

Downtown retail stores in Port Townsend were closed Thursday for Thanksgiving, but many are planning promotions for Small Business Saturday. Local retailers across the North Olympic Peninsula are offering a variety of sales and promotions this weekend for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
Motto on North Olympic Peninsula is to shop locally

Retailers offer post-Thanksgiving sales

Working on Thanksgiving in the Tri-Area Community Center kitchen are Anita Schmucker, center, and her foster kids, from left, Mya, Rosemary, Friday and Sadie. The family helped prepare some 300 dinners at the Chimacum center Thursday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Tri-Area community feast serves nearly 350 people

Volunteers cook, provide carry-out for drive-up guests

PASD joins move to remote learning on Peninsula

The Port Angeles School District will join other districts… Continue reading

Most Read