The Raymond Fire Department responded to two calls Monday morning, including a residence that was a total loss. Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor told the Herald that there were no injuries, but that two pet dogs did perish. Two fire trucks and one support were on the scene.
At approximately 9:30 firefighters responded to a residential structure at 1020 Mill St. Raymond Fire Chief Todd Strozyk was on the scene and recapped the situation for the Herald.
“The fire first started in back and the (two) people inside were able to escape and call 911 when our units arrived within four minutes,” Chief Strozyk said. “We were ready to roll. We got here and it was fully involved. We contained the fire in the in first 10, and then we spent two hours putting out spot fires and overhauling it.
“There were 14 firefighters on the scene and the house is a total loss,” Strozyk said. “We were assisted by the Raymond Police Department and the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office. At this time the cause of the fire is undetermined and the police department and sheriff’s office will investigate it.
Chief Strozyk did not know who owned the house, adding that the two occupants were Katie Degg and Marlon Dunn.
Chief Strozyk then reported that his firefighters responded to a call at the Weyerheuser mill at 6:50 Monday morning.
“We responded to a fire at the plainer mill, which was caused by overheating of a chipper,” Strozyk said. “The fire was contained to the chipper itself and there was very minimal damage. We were on the scene for 40 minutes with one engine and two support vehicles.”