CANNON BEACH — Fire swept through a two-story North Larch Street residence Sunday afternoon in a blaze that could be seen for miles.
There were no reported injuries.
“One individual was in the house at the time,” Cannon Beach Fire Chief Matt Benedict said. “She got out and then we showed up and got Gearhart, Seaside and a bunch of other units here to extinguish the fire.”
In the fire’s early phases, there was risk of it spreading, Benedict said, until firefighters used a water hose and extinguished the blaze from the outside in.
“We have two ladders here, Seaside and ours,” Benedict said. “We used ours from up top to squirt down — most of it was on the second story of the house.”
Firefighters did not enter the building because of the risk of collapse. “If you look at the wall from the other side, you can see that it’s bowing out,” Benedict said. “We’re not going to put anyone in there in that danger to put it out.”