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Seaside home destroyed after catching fire twice

No injuries were reported
By Brenna Visser

The Daily Astorian

Published on February 2, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on February 5, 2018 8:53AM

A second fire destroys a North Holladay Drive home.

City of Seaside

A second fire destroys a North Holladay Drive home.

Seaside Fire and Rescue respond to a house fire on Holladay Drive in Seaside Thursday.

City of Seaside

Seaside Fire and Rescue respond to a house fire on Holladay Drive in Seaside Thursday.


SEASIDE — A fire destroyed a Seaside home early Friday morning just hours after another blaze caused significant damage.

The single-family home at 412 N. Holladay was engulfed in flames around 12:35 a.m. The owner, Robert Boucher, evacuated and was not injured.

“This is a unique situation,” Seaside Fire Marshal Chris Dugan said in a press release. “The cause of the original fire was undetermined, but most likely appears to have started near an actively burning wood stove.”

Several hours after crews had left the scene of the original fire on Thursday, a neighbor reported another fire at the same address.

The fire caused about $10,000 in damage to the exterior of multifamily housing to the north and five families were evacuated, according to a press release. A single-family home to the south has about $30,000 worth of exterior damage and the family was forced to evacuate.

Everyone evacuated has since returned to their homes.

The cause of the second blaze is under investigation. Officials say the rapid growth of the second fire can be attributed to suppression efforts from the first fire that significantly damaged the structure and left the home without some windows and put some holes in the roof. Moderate to high winds also contributed to the fire.

Anyone with information about the fires can contact Dugan at Seaside Fire and Rescue at 503-738-5420.



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