House fire in Happy Valley leaves tenant homeless
Patrick Young/Clallam County Fire District No. 3
Clallam County Fire District No. 3 crews respond to a fire in the 700 Block of McFarland Drive.
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Capt. Derrell Sharp with Clallam County Fire District No. 3 said the owner of the Happy Valley home who lives next door called in the alarm at 9:56 a.m. Friday after noticing smoke coming out of the house.
Firefighters, who found flames spreading from the southwest corner of the house, knocked down the fire in about 30 minutes and spent the next 1½ hours tamping down hot spots, said Patrick Young, Fire District No. 3 public information officer.
No injuries were reported, Young said, and the person renting the house was not at home at the time of the fire.
Young did not identify the renter.
The American Red Cross of the Olympic Peninsula was called to provide services to the home's displaced resident.
The home had substantial fire, smoke and water damage, Young said.
A loss estimate was not immediately available.
Young said the preliminary cause of the fire was thought to be electrical but that it remains under investigation.
Fire District No. 3 crews called in assistance from Fire District No. 2.
Crews from the Clallam County Public Utility District, Olympic Ambulance and Clallam County Sheriff's Office also helped at the scene.
Last modified: May 04. 2013 5:29PM