News brief: Fire breaks out at Centralia home

Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 9:34 am

Flames and smoke rise off Harrison Avenue. / Courtesy photo by Isaac Alexander

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A Centralia residence was heavily damaged by fire overnight and while nobody was home at the time, the occupants are displaced, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

Firefighters called about 1 .m. to the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue extinguished fire on the porch and then entered through a back door to continue putting the fire out, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert.

A search of the interior confirmed nobody was inside, according to Weinert.

The fire captain estimates the loss of the home at $60,000 and then another $25,000 for its contents. He described it as a single-wide mobile home with wood siding.

The cause is under investigation.

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