A man, woman and two pets were evacuated from a home on Lewis and Clark Road following a three-alarm fire early Saturday, Nov. 4.
Fire personnel responded to the home on the 87000 block of the road shortly after 2:15 a.m. When they arrived, firefighters evacuated a man from the balcony of the home and a woman who slipped and fell as she ran inside to collect belongings. Adding to the challenge was a steep driveway on the property and a lack of a nearby water source, Gearhart Fire Chief Bill Eddy said.
Firefighters were finally able to contain the fire after roughly two hours.
“It was a very, very tricky one,” Eddy said.
No injuries resulted from the fire. The damage to the structure and other items in the homes is estimated to be between $90,000 and $120,000.
Eddy said a wood stove chimney was the likely cause.