ROCKAWAY BEACH, OR - At around 11:57 Thursday morning members of the Rockaway Beach Fire Department were dispatched to a chimney fire in the 1400 block of Nehalem Ave. When fire crews arrived a short time later they reported heavy smoke coming from the house and advised that they had a working structure fire.
At around 12:06 fire command requested a 2nd alarm response which started resources from Nehalem Bay, Garibaldi, and Bay City. As more personal arrived, fire crews were able to quickly gain control of the fire. The home owners were home at the time of the fire and were to escape safely from the house. Although the fire is believed to have started as a chimney fire the exact cause of the is not available at this time.
Rockaway Beach Fire Department was assisted on-scene by Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue, Garibaldi Fire & Rescue, Tillamook Ambulance, and Rockaway Beach Police. Bay City Fire Department provided station coverage in Garibaldi.