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Fire destroys Illahee home
A two-story home in the 5400 block of Illahee Road was destroyed by a fire early Tuesday morning.
A Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighter suffered a second degree burn on his neck while fighting the blaze, but there were no other injuries.
Ileana LiMarzi, a CKFR spokesperson, said that the owners were in the process of moving out and were not home. She also noted that the house was fairly empty when the blaze occurred.
“Crews extinguished the fire in approximately 15 minutes and the County Fire Marshal was called to the scene to investigate,” LiMarzi said. “The Fire Marshal determined the fire was most likely electrical and is not considered suspicious. The second story of the home was destroyed by fire and there is smoke and water damage throughout the structure.”
The fire was first reported at about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. Initial reports indicated the fire was closer to the Brownsville Marina.
“As crews were en route, Engine 45 from our station on Trenton Avenue located the fire on Illahee,” LiMarzi said. “Smoke and flames could be seen coming from the roof and the fire was immediately upgraded to a second alarm.”