Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire along North Pacific Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 2:12 p.m. Monday in West Ellensburg. KVFR was on scene within five minutes and, after investigating it, determined the cause of the fire was an electrical issue caused from an extension cord in one of the bedrooms.

“We had fire blowing out of the front,” KVFR Chief John Sinclair said. “We had significant amount of fire that was blowing out and rolling out onto the front porch.”

According to Sinclair, somewhere between 25-30 percent of the house was greatly damaged and no one was hurt. Viewing the house from the street there is significant damage to the front and right side. Sinclair said the fire originated in one of the bedrooms and spread to the other portion of the house.

There were five people living at the house and Red Cross is assisting the family during this time.

Neighbor Nancy Edwards passed out cold water to family and friends who came to comfort and console the homeowners.

“I was blown away, I’ve never seen anything like that. I’m just glad they got everybody out of there,” Edwards said.

Edwards said an elderly couple lives in the house and were present at the time with their young grandchild.


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