Smoke Alarm and Family Dog Alert Teen To Fire

At approximately 4:07 pm on January 22, 2018, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call in reference to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of NW Wrangler Court in Bremerton.

Upon arrival crews were met with heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage area and above. All occupants were out of the structure. The call was immediately upgraded to a 2nd alarm and units from Navy Region Northwest and Bremerton Fire responded.

Ninety minutes after the initial call, crews were able to start the overhaul process. Firefighters used the winch on Rescue 51 to remove a boat from the garage to gain better access to hot spots.

PSE secured power to the house and the County Fire Marshal responded to investigate the cause. CKFR’s Rehab Unit set up on scene to monitor crews vitals and keep them hydrated, and Red Cross was contacted to assist the family of five.

The 17 year old son had been home alone when he heard a noise. He initially thought it was the construction going on one street over until the family’s dog started barking and he heard the smoke alarm.  He went downstairs, saw the smoke, evacuated and called 911.

More information will be released after the County Fire Marshal concludes his investigation.

* Smoke alarms save lives.  They should be installed on every level and in each sleeping area. Test monthly and replace the batteries twice a year unless you have an alarm with a 10 year lithium battery.