Two Structures Destroyed in Centralia Area Fires Thursday Morning

By The Chronicle

Two fires reported minutes apart destroyed structures in the Centralia area early Thursday  morning, according to the Riverside Fire Authority. 

At 2:57 a.m., crews were dispatched to a fire in the 3000 block of Graf Road outside Centralia.

Units arrived to find an approximately 25-foot by 25-foot shop structure had been burning some time before the fire was reported. The roof had already collapsed in on itself and brush around the structure was on fire.

Units were able to contain the fire and stop it from spreading into more brush in the area, according to the RFA.

The structure was vacant and did not have power to it. Units were on scene for about three hours.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but it is suspicious, according to the RFA. The Chehalis Fire Department is investigating the incident.

As crews were responding to the Graf Road fire, they received a second report at 3:08 a.m. of a structure fire in the 100 block of Sheridan Road in Galvin, according to the RFA.

First arriving units to the Galvin fire found a house was fully involved in flames.

Crews contained the fire to the home, keeping it from spreading to nearby trees and brush. The vacant residence was a total loss.

The Chehalis Fire Department, Lewis County Fire District 6 and the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority also responded.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.