A house fire in Kitsap County’s Suquamish area killed one person Monday afternoon.
A neighbor of the house near Northeast Balzow Road and South Angeline Avenue Northeast called in the fire around 12:30 p.m. after seeing flames jump out of the house, according to North Kitsap Fire & Rescue.
When firefighters arrived about 10 minutes later, they found a heavy fire on the waterfront side of house. The victim was found inside almost immediately but could not be resuscitated.
Two of three dogs known to stay at the residence have been found but the third has run away.
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Firefighters fought the blaze for 50 minutes before completely putting it out. Two neighboring houses less than 10 feet from the fire were not damaged. The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office does not yet know what caused the blaze. The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office will identify the victim later this week.
This is the first fatal fire North Kitsap Fire & Rescue has responded to since a 2001 incident in Hansville.