Clallam County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Ben Andrews said a Jan. 3 garage fire off Old Olympic Highway was extinguished within seven minutes of the call for service.                                 Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Clallam County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Ben Andrews said a Jan. 3 garage fire off Old Olympic Highway was extinguished within seven minutes of the call for service. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim firefighters stop garage fire

Firefighters reported to and extinguished a garage fire in less than 10 minutes on Friday north of Sequim.

Fire Chief Ben Andrews with Clallam County Fire District 3 said they reported to the call at 3:54 p.m. on Jan. 3 to the fire on the 100 block of Elizabeth Lane off Old Olympic Highway.

Andrews said the fire was contained to a room inside the garage filled with black smoke.

The house is rented to a mother and her three boys with the damaged room belonging to a teenage son.

She said a neighbor knocked on their front door to let them know about the fire in the garage.

No one was injured in the fire but the renter does not have renter’s insurance.

The rest of the home was undamaged except for some smoke from the garage.

Andrews said the fire was extinguished within seven minutes but its cause remains under investigation.

One fire engine, one tender, two medic units and 15 first responders reported to the scene.

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