Major damage to home in Seaside blaze

A quick-moving blaze led to major damage at this Fifth Avenue home in Seaside.

Firefighters responded to a structure fire at a house at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Roosevelt Drive in Seaside Tuesday afternoon.

The house sustained $90,000 in damage to contents and property, and a neighboring home also suffered damage, Div. Chief Chris Dugan said at the scene.

The fire started at the garage next to the home, Dugan said.

A second alarm call brought firefighters from Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Warrenton and Lewis & Clark. An estimated 30 to 40 firefighters fought the blaze.

The fire was under control in about 10 to 15 minutes, Dugan said.

The homeowner was not in the home, but the renter was. He called 911 and Seaside Fire and Rescue responded.

No one was hurt, but the house is not habitable, Dugan said.

The cause is most likely electrical in nature. “It’s pointing in that direction but it’s not official,” Dugan said.

Content loss was estimated at about $30,000 and damage to the structure about $60,000. About $1,000 was done to the neighboring property.

The property was insured, and the renters had renters’ insurance, Dugan said.

— R.J. Marx and Lyra Fontaine contributed to this report.