No injuries in morning house fire in South Aberdeen

There were no injuries in an early morning fire that damaged a home on the 1000 block of Stockwell Street in Aberdeen today. The residents evacuated before the Aberdeen Fire Department arrived when a vigilant neighbor pounded on their door to alert them.

At about 12:40 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the South Aberdeen home where the first engine quickly got the exterior fire under control. More units were called to control the fire inside the home. A recycling bin caught on fire next to a nearby home, but those homeowners were able to put it out with a garden hose.

The fire burned through the attic and destroyed a small section of the roof, and Aberdeen Fire reports the home was about 25 percent damaged by the fire. They reported smoke damage throughout the entire home. The estimated damage for the house and its contents is about $65,000.

Aberdeen Fire responded with 18 firefighters, two engines, four ambulances, a ladder truck and a command unit. Hoquiam Fire sent an engine to help out, along with two firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.