Woman dies in fire at Ocean Shores To which only one firefighter could respond October 10, 2017
(OCEAN SHORES, WA.) -- A 70-year-old woman lost her life in a house fire this past weekend in Ocean Shores. It was a blaze to which only one firefighter was initially able to respond.
The Daily World newspaper in Aberdeen reported the fire started just before 1:00 am in the northeast portion of the city while the local fire department was handling "two simultaneous medical aid calls."
That scenario left just "one firefighter to initially respond to the blaze," according to the report.
The Ocean Shores Fire Dept. said that one engine with the one firefighter arrived on scene to find a fifth wheel (trailer), a nearby shed and an RV heavily involved in flames.
Within several minutes that firefighter was joined by an engine and one firefighter from Grays Harbor Fire District No. 7 in Ocean City, according to fire officials and the newspaper report.
Later the body of the woman was found inside the house. She is believed to have been the only occupant of the residence when the fire broke out.