Cannon Beach house fire damages second floor

A homeowner is consoled by firefighters after a North Larch Street blaze.

CANNON BEACH ­— A two-story residential house on 632 North Larch St. suffered damages from a fire on Monday at about 1:30 p.m.

The fire damaged the home’s entire second floor, which appears to be a master bedroom, Cannon Beach Fire Chief Matt Benedict said. There is also water and smoke damage throughout the house.

“Initially we got there and it was on the second story,” Benedict said. “We started with an exterior and defensive attack, spraying water on the exterior, and enough individuals were there to completely put the fire out on the second story.”

The cause is unknown. The Clatsop County Fire Investigation Team and Cannon Beach Fire will investigate the cause of the fire Tuesday morning.

The home was unoccupied when the fire occurred.

A fire ladder track, fire engine and Medix ambulance were on the scene. The Seaside Fire & Rescue provided mutual aid.

About eight to 10 volunteer firefighters from Cannon Beach and four from Seaside helped out.

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