Fire investigators in Seaside will continue to look for the cause of a three-alarm, wind-wiped blaze, that severely damaged four homes. Three of them are expected to be a total loss.
Seaside Fire Department crews responded to the fire at 2:33 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. in the 100 and 200 blocks of 11th Avenue. By 2:44 a.m. the fire had reached two-alarm status, and at 3:08 a.m. the fire expanded to a three-alarm fire. At 7:35 a.m., emergency personnel are reported that the fire was no longer threatening and had been contained.
One volunteer firefighter suffered a minor injury. No other injuries were reported.
Other homes in the immediate area were evacuated with the assistance of emergency personnel, and ongoing precautions were being taken in the immediate area. Utility workers from Pacific Power and Northwest Natural also were dispatched to the area because of overhead power lines and potential gas leak issues in the fire area.
Teams from Seaside, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Astoria and Hamlet Fire Departments all responded to the fire. Agencies throughout Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties assisted in mutual aid.