Residential Structure Fire

City of Olympia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date of Release: February 06, 2019
Contact:

Mike Buchanan
Assistant Chief
360.753.8359
mbuchana@ci.olympia.wa.us


Residential Structure Fire

Olympia Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 900 block of McCormick St. NE at 4:46 am, Wednesday morning, February 6, 2019.  The first engine arrived within five minutes to find a one story house with fire in the attic. The resident was awoken by noise and after discovered fire in the attic, immediately called 911 and exited the home.  The occupant was not injured.

Olympia Fire Department responded with four engines, one ladder truck, two medic units a command unit and Incident Safety Officer. To address the fire extension, crews opened up portions of the ceiling and walls. The heaviest fire damage was located in the attic and exterior of the house. 

The fire investigators are on the scene to determine cause and origin. Currently, the home is not safe to be occupied.  Initial property damage estimated to be approximately $100,000 to the structure and $15,000 for contents.

The occupant stated that she did not have a working smoke detector at the time of the fire. This is a great reminder to all of us to ensure that your smoke detectors have fresh batteries and are working.