Two commercial dump trucks burn in early Friday fire

Two commercial dump trucks burn in early Friday fire

There were no injuries but the two trucks were reported unusable.

PORT ANGELES — A fire that destroyed two commercial dump trucks was likely electrical in origin, according to Clallam County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

The two trucks burned in an early Friday morning fire at 4292 Fey Road.

Assistant Chief Mike DeRousie of Clallam County Fire District No. 2 said firefighters were alerted to the fire by a 9-1-1 call placed by a mail or paper delivery person at 1:53 a.m.

The address is a place of business of DA Development, DeRousie said, adding that it is a trucking company owned by Diana Gagnon.

Port Angeles police told dispatchers that one dump truck was engulfed in flames and the fire had spread to a second truck parked next to it.

DeRousie said Clallam firefighters arrived with nine firefighters, a water tender, a medical unit and command vehicles to extinguish the fire.

After a morning investigation, Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King of the Clallam Sheriff’s Office said evidence suggests the fire was not criminal in origin.

The investigating team included a fire specialist, King said, adding it was thought the fire’s origin was electrical.

Investigators also reviewed surveillance video and saw nothing to suggest a criminal act, he said.

The two trucks were a 2007 Kenworth valued at $100,000 and a second 1999 Kenworth valued at $80,000, said DeRousie.

There were no injuries, but both trucks were deemed unusable.

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