Home Loses Second Floor

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, at 6:35 pm, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews responded to a residential structure fire in the 5700 block of Eldorado Place NW, Bremerton.

Upon arrival at the single family home, crews observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the second floor at the back of the residence.  The fire was immediately upgraded to a second alarm.  The fire was knocked down in approximately 13 minutes and firefighters began extensive overhaul and salvage operations.  They were able to save many valuable items, including photographs, from the home.

There were two people home at the time.  Both were downstairs and one of them could smell something burning.  Fire was discovered in a bedroom upstairs.  The smoke alarms in the home had been disconnected.  The home suffered heavy damage to the second floor and some light water damage to the first floor.

There were no injuries.  Red Cross was called to assist the family and the County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.

Crews from Navy Federal Fire, Bremerton Fire Department, and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue also responded.

WORKING SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES.  Have working smoke alarms in your home and a home fire escape plan. Test alarms monthly and replace your batteries twice a year if you don’t have units with a ten year lithium battery.