Update: Seaside Fire & Rescue extinguished a structure fire at 221 Avenue I in Seaside and turned over the scene to the homeowner as of 1:01 p.m. this afternoon. The structure is scheduled to be bulldozed due to unsafe conditions following the two-alarm blaze.
The fire was initially reported at 5:34 a.m. and responding crews had the fire out by 9:32 a.m. Ten people were ultimately displaced by the fire. Red Cross was notified and all have subsequently found lodging.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Seaside received mutual aid on this response from Clatsop County agencies Gearhart, Cannon Beach, Knappa, Astoria, Lewis & Clark, Warrenton, Hamlet, Elsie-Vine Maple and Olney Walluski, as well as Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue. Responders also wish to thank Pig ‘N Pancake and Brew 22 for providing meals and coffee.
As always, Seaside Fire & Rescue stress the importance of fire safety. Daylight saving time is a good twice-per-year reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at home and make sure they’re in working order. Oregonians will set our clocks back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 5 this year. If your residence has a chimney, remember to have it inspected each year for the winter. Lastly, with colder weather arriving, make sure no items are placed directly in front of or next to heating units.
SEASIDE, Ore – Oct. 26, 2023 – Seaside Fire & Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire at 221 Avenue I at 5:34 a.m. this morning.
Responders evacuated nearby occupants and gained control of the blaze in the two-story home. Two other adjacent structures were damaged in the fire and up to 12 people were displaced. Red Cross will handle their care.
The scene remains active. Avenue I, S. Downing and S. Columbia are closed to traffic while crews continue work. Please avoid the area.
The cause of the fire is undetermined while an investigation continues. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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