Homeowner Escapes Fire By Jumping from Roof

A Central Kitsap man is safe after jumping from his roof to escape an early morning house fire. At approximately 2:16 am, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the 16000 block of Olympic View Road NW in Silverdale.

The first 911 caller was a neighbor reporting the house fire. A second call into dispatch was from the homeowner himself who stated he had made it onto his roof and was going to jump. Once he did, he informed dispatchers that he was uninjured.

Crews arrived and observed the two story, single family home was fully involved. The fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm, dispatching additional resources to the scene. As crews fought the fire, the homeowner was checked by medical and confirmed to be uninjured.

The fire was under control at 2:51 am. The homeowner reported his smoke alarms woke him up, he checked the hallway and found fire and was forced to escape through his bathroom window onto the roof.

The County Fire Marshal was dispatched to investigate the cause and the homeowner will stay with family.

Crews remain on scene to check for, and extinguish, any hotspots.

Mutual aid was provided by the Navy Region Northwest and the Poulsbo Fire Department.