Three Residents Escape Centralia House Fire

A house in the north end of Centralia was heavily damaged after a fire Sunday afternoon, but three people in the house were uninjured, according to Assistant Chief Rick Mack of the Riverside Fire Authority.

Crews responded early Sunday afternoon to the fire in the 2300 block of Eureka Avenue in Centralia.

A resident reported he heard noise coming from the back of the house and went to investigate. He found heavy smoke and was able to get two other people out of the house safely, Mack said.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time, but fire investigators have discovered several potential sources.

“Our job is coming up with the area of origin, ruling out that we had an intentional fire, which we don’t believe we had,” Mack said.

The house was severely damaged.

Crews from Lewis County Fire District 6 and the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority also responded.

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Fire crews begin to pick up equipment after a fire Sunday afternoon in Centralia.

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Fire crews begin to pick up equipment after a fire Sunday afternoon in Centralia.

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Two police officers walk back to their cars after a fire Sunday afternoon in Centralia.

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Equipment is seen scattered through a field after a fire Sunday afternoon in Centralia.

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Fire crews begin to pick up equipment after a fire Sunday afternoon in Centralia.

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A chaplain is seen walking away from a building after a fire that occurred Sunday afternoon in Centralia.

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