Sunday fire victim identified

PORT ANGELES — The victim of Sunday night’s mobile home fire west of Port Angeles has been identified as 89-year-old John L. Kahler, the homeowner.

Chief Criminal Deputy Amy Bundy of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Wednesday afternoon press release that the fire’s cause is not considered suspicious, but is undetermined.

Kahler’s cause of death will be determined after an autopsy, the release said.

Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue personnel were sent at about 7 p.m. Sunday to a residential structure fire in the 1000 block of Peters Road after a neighbor called emergency dispatchers.

Other callers reported seeing a black plume of smoke coming from the residence. After the fire was extinguished, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputies and fire district investigators were sent to investigate the fire’s cause.

Clallam County Sheriff Brian King said the body was found Tuesday afternoon inside the remains of the double-wide mobile home that had been engulfed in flames on Peters Road on the west side of Port Angeles.


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

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