BELLINGHAM - A fire that broke out in a south Bellingham home caused significant heat and smoke damage Monday evening, July 16, according to the Bellingham Fire Department.
The fire was reported after 6:30 p.m. by a passerby who saw smoke and flames in the window of the house, located at 1732 Old Samish Road.
Bellingham firefighters responded to the home, saw heavy smoke and were able to quickly locate and extinguish the fire. Four engines, a battalion chief, a medic unit and an EMS supervisor responded, and the road was blocked for about an hour as they fought the fire and evaluated the scene.
No one was at home when the fire started, and there were no injuries in the blaze.
Fire Marshal Jason Napier went to the scene to investigate the cause and origin of the fire, which appears to have started in or near the bathroom. No damage estimate was available.
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