SKFR crews battle early morning fire

South Kitsap Fire Rescue was dispatched to a residential structure fire early this morning in the 7000 block of Ebbert Drive in Port Orchard.

Four engines, one medic units, an air support unit, and the

command officer responded, according to Battalion Chief Ron Powers.

The first unit, from the Banner station arrived within minutes of the call which allowed crews to start attacking the fire while waiting for assistance.

Powers reported the occupants stated they were doing laundry, and the fire appears to have started and stayed isolated to the laundry room.

No one was injured in the blaze.

When assistance arrived, crews entered the home and battled the fire that was isolated to the laundry room, stated Powers.

Crews spent three hours on scene performing overhaul operations to assure the fire had not spread to any other areas of the house, including the attic which was charged with smoke.

Powers reported the home suffered minimal fire damage, but there was significant smoke damage to the structure.

The house was approximately 1,500 square feet, and valued at $250,000.  There was approximately $25,000 in damage to the structure, and significant smoke damage to the home owners personal contents, according to Powers.


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