Waterfront cabin burns in nightime fire

A fire last week did significant damage to a small house on Quartermaster Harbor.

At about 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue responded to the house fire on Hake Road near the southern tip of Maury Island. By the time crews arrived with a water tender, the structure was almost entirely engulfed in flames, according to George Brown, assistant chief at VIFR.

Firefighters were able to save about half the structure, Brown said, as one side of the cabin, the deck and some of the interior completely burned, but another side of the cabin still stands.

No one was home at the time of the fire, but a resident showed up as crews were on the scene, Brown said.

The fire began on the porch, but the source wasn’t clear, Brown said, and as of press deadline Monday, King County fire investigators had not yet determined the cause of the blaze.

“A lot of his belongings were saved,” Brown said. “Structurally it’s going to require a total rebuild.”


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