Diamond Bluff house burns to groundFire destroyed an abandoned house in Diamond Bluff early Tuesday morning.
By: Sarah Gorvin - Red Wing Republican-Eagle, Pierce County Herald
DIAMOND BLUFF — Fire destroyed an abandoned house in Diamond Bluff early Tuesday morning.
The Ellsworth Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to W9858 290th Ave. just after 1 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief Syd Hardy said.
By the time crews arrived, the house was engulfed. Hardy said the fire was probably burning for quite some time before it was reported.
The department had been informed in transit that no one was living in the house at the time, and about 35 firefighters focused on keeping the blaze contained, Hardy said.
“It was pretty much just to save the surrounding (buildings),” he said.
Two people living in a nearby house were evacuated for about 10 minutes, Hardy said. Neither their house nor the adjacent Nauti Hawg Bar and Grill were damaged.
“It could have been a lot worse,” Hardy said.
Crews were on scene until about 4:45 a.m.
On Tuesday afternoon, only one wall of the house was left standing.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Hardy said that power to the house had been turned off well before the fire started.
Red Wing Fire Department, Ellsworth Ambulance and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.