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February 11, 2024 MacKaye Harbor Structure Fire

Press Release

February 13th, 2024

 

SAN JUAN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 4

Lopez Island Fire and EMS Department

2228 Fisherman Bay Road

Lopez Island, WA 98261

 

 

On Sunday, February 11th, Lopez Fire and EMS responded to a structure fire in the 700 block of MacKaye Harbor Road.   On arrival crews found the rear of the structure heavily involved and the  fire spread very quickly throughout the single-family residence. 

 

Despite the efforts of Lopez firefighters, the structure is a total loss. The home continued to smolder overnight and crews remained on scene to manage any flareups.  Fire crews made access to the structure during the daylight hours on Monday to extinguish any remaining hot spots and recover valuables for the residents. The Red Cross was contacted to offer assistance to the structure's residents, who were luckily able to get out of the home quickly and with minimal injuries.  

 

Lopez Firefighters, EMS and Logistics crew members all responded to this incident along with assistance from OPALCO and The American Red Cross.  One resident received minor burn injuries while trying to extinguish the fire with an extinguisher. There were no injuries to fire personnel.  Chad Kimple the County Fire Marshall was on scene Monday morning to investigate and determined the fire was accidental and caused by an unattended pan on a stove top. 

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