No one was injured in a fire that tore through a mobile home on Stevens Street N.E. in Yelm Wednesday, but the home was all but destroyed by the flames.
The fire, which occurred just before 6:30 p.m., caused a temporary closure of a portion of the street as firefighters with the Southeast Thurston Fire Authority extinguished the blaze and cleared the scene.
As of June 13, the cause of the fire was still under investigation, according to Southeast Thurston Fire Authority records. In addition, the fire was confined to the mobile home and the area of the fire’s origin included a heat source.
Four fire authority vehicles arrived to fight the fire, while six personnel were dispatched.
The alarm sounded at about 6:26 p.m. and the fire authority dispatched that same minute. It took about eight minutes for the Southeast Thurston Fire Authority to arrive at the scene from when it was alerted of the fire.
“Upon arriving I connected (Southeast Thurston Fire Authority’s) LDH to the hydrant at Fourth and West Road E. and noticed what appeared to be a fully involved structure fire of a double-wide mobile home with law enforcement already on the scene…” wrote Lt. Russ Barstow in the fire authority’s record of the incident. “I would estimate that we used about 2,000 gallons of water for extinguishment.”
It was the second house fire in Yelm in just two days.
On Tuesday, a residential fire destroyed a two-story house on the corner of Solberg Street and 133rd Avenue in Yelm. Authorities believe it might have been the result of arson, a narrative from Southeast Thurston Fire Authority suggests.
Read more about that fire below: