At approximately 2:40 pm on January 23, 2018, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call of a residential structure fire in the 8500 block of State Highway 303, Bremerton.
Upon arrival, smoke could be seen coming from the single family structure. Firefighters made entry and were able to quickly extinguish the fire. The daughter stated that when she came home from school she saw smoke in the area of the front door. She ran down the street to her uncle’s house. He attempted to put out the fire with an extinguisher, wasn’t able to do so, and called 911.
The origin of the fire is believed to be the pellet stove. The County Fire Marshal has been called to investigate. Bremerton Fire crews were also on scene providing mutual aid.
The fire was contained to one room, but there is smoke and water damage throughout. There were no injuries.
* Even if you believe you’re able to put out a fire with an extinguisher – always call, or have someone call, 911 immediately so that crews can start a response.