Officials with Clallam County Fire District 3 say a fire on July 13 started in the engine compartment of an ambulance at Olympic Ambulance but why it started remains under investigation. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

Officials with Clallam County Fire District 3 say a fire on July 13 started in the engine compartment of an ambulance at Olympic Ambulance but why it started remains under investigation. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

Cause remains unknown for Olympic Ambulance fire

Olympic Ambulance representatives say there’s been no disruption in services after a fire burned two ambulances and a carport last week.

Around 2 a.m. July 13, a fire started in the front of an ambulance’s engine compartment about seven minutes after it parked, Clallam County Fire District 3 officials reported.

Its cause remains unclear more than a week later, they said.

David Nuelle, CEO of Olympic Ambulance Services, Inc., said backup ambulances were in place from its fleet of more than 45 ambulances so there wasn’t an interruption of Sequim’s services headquartered at 601 W. Hendrickson Road.

“Even though this happened in the middle of the night, there was no disruption to our EMS service to Clallam County,” Nuellesaid.

“We had replacement ambulances in service within a few hours and the entire site cleaned up within 12 hours.”

Initial damage estimates were said to exceed $500,000, fire officials reported, yet Nuelle said an exact amount is still to be determined.

“The best news is that no one was hurt in the incident and the outpouring of support from our other emergency service partners was overwhelming,” he said.

“A special thank you to the local fire departments and police department in Sequim for their rapid response to the incident as well as their offerings of assistance.”

More in News

tsr
Poker run to help peninsula woman with cancer treatment costs

A poker run is scheduled for Sunday, July 25, to help Nancy… Continue reading

Community news briefs — July 21, 2021

Clallam County health sets downgrade to shellfish harvesting Discovery Bay is closed… Continue reading

tsr
Snowpack depleted in Olympics: No water shortage now, but situation could change

The snow has melted from the Olympic Mountains. That’s normal for this… Continue reading

tsr
Cause remains unknown for Olympic Ambulance fire

Olympic Ambulance representatives say there’s been no disruption in services after a… Continue reading

TEASER
City councilors meet for first time as group, set goals

For this Sequim City Council’s first time, all seven city councilors got… Continue reading

tsr
Strait Shot adding third Bainbridge trip

Clallam Transit plans to make it easier for people to take the… Continue reading

Hall: QAnon a ‘hoax’

Donnie Hall, an organizer of the Sequim-based Independent Advisory Association, said he… Continue reading

Sequim Police Blotter
Police Blotter — July 21, 2021

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of… Continue reading

x
OPAS raises funds to save swans, bury power lines

By almost any measurable, the trumpeter swan is impressive. The heaviest and… Continue reading

Most Read