No one was injured in a trailer fire that engulfed a 19-foot trailer near Port Angeles.
At about 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 29, Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue (Port Angeles) responded to the 300 block of Lower Elwha Road for a 19-foot-recreational trailer fire.
The owner Les Black looked outside from his house and saw flames shooting out of the top of the trailer. The trailer was parked close to a boat and the house, so Black got into his truck and moved the trailer away from the house, disconnected the truck from the trailer, drove the truck away to safety and then retuned to the trailer to disconnect one of the two propane tanks and moved it to a safe area.
Black tried to move the second propane tank but the fire was too intense and the grass was starting to catch fire around the trailer.The trailer was fully engulfed when the firefighters arrived.
Fire investigators believe the fire was started from the propane refrigerator; the homeowner said that he had just lit the pilot three hours before the fire started and the first flames seen was right above the refrigerator, fire officials said.
Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue responded with an engine two water tenders a wildland brush engine and two Elwha Police Department squads.