14 Year Old Escapes House Fire

The cause of a fire that badly damaged a Bremerton home on January 31st is still under investigation by the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office. CKFR crews were dispatched at 8:50 am to the 15000 block of NW Rhododendron Court, Bremerton. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the home. The call was quickly upgraded to a second alarm and crews from Bremerton Fire and Navy Region Northwest responded to assist. It was reported that the only occupant home at the time was a 14-year-old male. He awoke to the sound of smoke alarms and quickly went to his neighbor’s house for help. His mom had been home earlier in the morning but wasn’t home at the time of the fire. The house suffered significant smoke and fire damage and was deemed uninhabitable. There were no injuries to occupants or fire crew.More information will be released when the investigation concludes.