An unidentified, man was found dead last Wednesday inside a Diamond Point travel trailer that was consumed by flames, authorities said.
By the time a Sequim-area Fire District 3 fire crew arrived at the blaze at 10:14 p.m. on Aug. 30, the trailer at the end of Ironwood Drive was fully involved, Assistant Fire Chief Dan Orr said Tuesday.
“By the time we got there, it had burned pretty well,” he said.
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the blaze, Orr said.
The deceased male was identified as a 63-year-old man who had been residing in the trailer, Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King said this week.
There were no signs that the fire was arson or started by any suspicious means, King said. The Clallam County Coroner’s Office assumed jurisdiction and an autopsy is pending.
Prosecuting Attorney-Coroner Mark Nichols said an autopsy and toxicology test would be conducted on the remains.
“There’s nothing suspicious at this point in time,” he said.
Orr said the man was lying on a couch in the trailer when his body was found.
A resident in a home on the bluff on the property called 9-1-1 to report the fire.
The trailer, which Orr said was small, was one of about three or four on the property.
“It’s not like it’s an organized RV park or anything like that,” Orr said.
None of the other travel trailers were endangered by the flames, which were confined to the trailer and the area around it.
Orr said a resident of the home saw the man about 90 minutes earlier.
“They know who lives in the trailers, but they don’t know their comings and goings and those kinds of things,” Orr said.
First responders used about 1,000 gallons of water to put out the flames, he said.
The trailer was valued at about $10,000 and its contents about $5,000.