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Family escapes fire in home at Central Park

Grays Harbor Fire District No. 2 responded to a reported fire in a residence at 921 Garden Drive, Aberdeen in the Central Park area just before 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.

The initial report was received from a homeowner in the residence. Upon arrival of initial firefighting personnel, homeowners advised that everyone was out of residence. The fire spread from the inside of the structure into the roof.

The residence was occupied by three adults and two children at the time of the fire. One of the occupants was awoken by the smoke detector, alerting them of the fire. They alerted the other occupants, who were then able to safely exit the residence. No injuries were reported.

Fire crews remained on-scene throughout the day, checking for hot spots and conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire. Currently, the fire is under investigation and a cause has not been determined.

Grays Harbor Fire District 2 responded with two structural engines, two ambulances, a water tender and 14 personnel. Montesano Fire Department assisted the Fire District as well with a structural engine and four personnel.

The residence suffered heavy fire damage and is not able to be occupied by the family. The Red Cross has been contacted for assistance.

This fire should serve as a reminder that working smoke detectors save lives. Please remember to test them monthly and change your batteries when you change your clocks this fall.