No injuries were reported when an Aberdeen home burned Tuesday afternoon, according to the Aberdeen Fire Department.
Battalion Chief Bill Mayne said a woman who lived there discovered the flames at about 4 p.m. but was able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
“We’re still hopeful we can save some of the belongings,” Mayne said at about 5 p.m. as firefighters worked on containing hot spots.
Neighboring structures were not in danger.
“The fire vented in the best possible way,” Mayne said.
Neighbor Virgil Strasser said he saw smoke and ran to help. “The place was up in flames. The windows were popping out before I got across the street,” Strasser said. “My landlord was running across the street with a bucket of water. I said that ain’t going to help.”
It’s just a neighborhood where people are there for one another Strasser said.
“Everyone keeps an eye on each other in this neighborhood,” he said.
Hoquiam Fire Department firefiighters also responded. The fire was contained within about 45 minutes.