Seen from West Seattle: 2 hurt in Bainbridge Island fire

February 26, 2012 at 8:09 am | In Not WS but we're mentioning it anyway, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

(Photo by Danny McMillin)
Thanks to everyone who sent photos of that startling sight – a fire on Bainbridge Island, clearly visible from west-facing West Seattle this morning. According to the Kitsap Sun, the fire was in the 12000 block of Country Club Road (map), and one person was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation.

8:16 AM UPDATE: KING 5 Morning News
just talked live (by phone) with Bainbridge’s fire chief, who says a Seattle fireboat responded to the scene. The fire is under control, he said; five people were in the “large 2-story waterfront home,” all got themselves out, and one, as mentioned, was airlifted. The fire chief told KING 5 that one of the 20 firefighters who responded suffered a minor burn injury. Too soon to say what caused the fire.

(Photo by Julie Williams)
9:04 AM: Adding two more photos – above, Julie’s view from Wing Point, looking south; below, DLC in West Seattle, with a wider view from this side of the Sound.

(Photo by DLC)
This is an area of spectacular multi-million-dollar waterfront homes; we found one listed online in a different block (we do NOT know the exact address of the home involved in this morning’s fire) for more than $8 million.

9:31 AM UPDATE: New information just added to the Kitsap Sun story – the house is a century-old vacation home and was to be the scene of a wedding later this year; the engaged couple were among those who escaped the fire.

6 Comments

  1. Startling is the right word. I was walking my dog at 6:00 this what quite a site to wake up to. It must have been a big stucture.

    Comment by JG — 8:19 am February 26, 2012 #

  2. Kitsap County had a very busy month being in the news. Locally and nationally.

    Comment by jiggers — 9:03 am February 26, 2012 #

  3. Jiggers, we had the same thought. Yesterday a park ranger was killed by an apparent drunk driver. Just a couple days ago, the trooper murder, and the Bremerton school shooting. There was even a recent murder in Poulsbo. The Kitsap Sun, by the way, is an excellent, online-savvy news organization, and always our first stop for anything on that side of the water: http://kitsapsun.com – why, it looks like they have just updated the fire story, in fact: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/feb/26/fire-injuries-reported-bainbridge-island
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    TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:23 am February 26, 2012 #

  4. I camp a lot over there even during winter time TR..I have walked all over Bainbridge Island to Port Madison and camped by the Hood Canal over the years and know it very well.The Kitsap Sun is a good read.

    Comment by Jiggers — 11:00 am February 26, 2012 #

  5. West Seattle Blog is the first place I looked for news about this huge fire. Thanks WSB for keeping us informed on all things West Seattle – and visible from West Seattle.

    Comment by Barb — 12:05 pm February 26, 2012 #

  6. Glad there were no deaths. Looks like a HUGE fire burning hot. Amazing they made it out.

    Comment by Wow — 1:33 pm February 26, 2012 #

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