New Year’s Day house fire displaces family, no injuries

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded to a reported house fire at about 1:32 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 12900 block of Dogwood Avenue near Island Lake.

There were no injuries as the two adults and six children who live at the residence were not home at the time of the fire, according to a statement from CKFR. The house was damaged by the fire and the family was assisted by the Red Cross.

Due to the heavy fire when firefighters arrived, the fire was fought defensively from the exterior until a water supply line could be established 600 feet away.

The cause of the fire was an overloaded electrical circuit, said Ileana LiMarzi, spokeswoman for CKFR.

CKFR reminds the community that smoke alarms can help save lives. For more safety information or assistance with smoke alarms, call (360) 447-3550.

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