Drugs may have been a factor in fatal fire
June 12, 2008 · Updated 10:01 AM
"Authorities arrested two men shortly after a suspicious blaze and a reported explosion broke out inside an Ollala-area mobile home early Friday morning, killing a 21-year-old woman inside the residence.Detective Jim Harris of the Kitsap County Sheriff Department said material found among the rubble of the home on Stevens Road Southeast is consistent with ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine.The unknown cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday by the Sheriff Department, the Kitsap County fire marshal and West Sound Narcotics Team (WESTNET).The fatal fire erupted four days after a WESTNET investigator, Sgt. Randy Drake, urged Port Orchard City Council members to eventually assign a Port Orchard Police officer to the task force. The doesn't currently provide the drug-enforcement task force with an officer, although about 20 of the 30 cases the task force has closed this year occurred in the Port Orchard or outlying South Kitsap areas.County deputy coroner Don Ursery said a preliminary autopsy identified the dead woman as Tina Marie Enriquez, a Port Ludlow resident. Ursery said her exact cause of death should be determined sometime today, pending toxicology and microscopic testing.Last Friday morning, a 22-year-old South Kitsap-area man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter, and a 52-year-old Bremerton resident, who owns the Stevens Road Southeast property, was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance. Harris said the younger man is suspected of manslaughter because he was on the premises when the blaze started and because evidence pointing to a meth lab, which could have led to the woman's death, was found at the scene, as well.At 4:03 a.m., the 22-year-old man escaped the mobile home and went to a neighbor's house, where he dialed 9-1-1. During the call, he reportedly told dispatchers he remembered hearing an explosion.When 30 South Kitsap Fire District 7 firefighters arrived at the fire scene, flames were shooting from the mobile home's windows. District 7 spokeswoman Lisa Kirkemo said the Sheriff Department was called to the scene as a precautionary measure because of the reported explosion and because of possible meth lab chemicals. Authorities asked anyone with information on the blaze to contact detective Doug Dillard at 337-5617."