Fire District 5 Responds Mutual Aid To City of Elma Residential Fire


Grays Harbor Fire District 5 responded to assist the Elma Fire Department Wednesday, December 27th to help battle a residential structure fire in the 100 block of E Main St in Elma. 

Fire District 5 supported this mutual aid effort with 2 fire engines, an ambulance and one of our brush engines.  Along with the apparatus that responded we had 2 command officers and 9 firefighters on scene.  

The following is a release statement from the Elma Fire Department posted on their Facebook Page. 

The Elma Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 11:08 AM to the 100 block of West Main Street. Grays Harbor Fire District 5 was automatically dispatched with Elma. Grays Harbor Fire District 2 and Fire District 12/McCleary were also requested for mutual aid to the scene.

A citizen passerby was able to enter the structure and get the residents out of the building. One occupant was transported to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation. The first arriving units, an Engine and Rescue from Elma advised to flames coming from the rear of the residence.

Units were able to extinguish the flames quickly. Units cleared the scene at 3:48 PM after flare ups could be contained. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A big thanks to all fire agencies involved in this effort and also Elma PD, Grays Harbor Sherriff’s, Elma Public Works, and Grays Harbor PUD.