On Friday, June 8,, 2018, at approximately 6:35 am, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call in reference to a structure fire in the Griffin Glen Apartments on Mariah Lane in Bremerton. The call was quickly upgraded to a second alarm.
Upon arrival at the multi-unit, two story, apartment building, crews determined the fire had been knocked down by the buildings sprinkler system. Checks were conducted to ensure nobody remained inside and that there was no extension of the fire into the attic of the building.
The fire had started in a bedroom of the second floor unit. There was fire, smoke, and water damage throughout and two adults were displaced. The unit underneath suffered considerable water damage and seven adults were displaced.
A Bremerton Fire Marshal on his way to work heard the call and arrived to assist crews. He helped with the occupants needs and assisted the County Fire Marshal when she arrived on scene.
The cause appears to be electrical, but is still under investigation.
The Bremerton Fire Department and Navy Region Northwest Fire also responded.
Red Cross was called to assist the occupants of both units.
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