Cause of Fire Under Investigation

East Grays Harbor Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire in the 0 - 100 block of Mox Chehalis Rd (Cross Street SR 12) in Malone at 2:10 AM on Friday morning, November 26th. The initial report was that a house was on fire, with smoke and flames visible.

On arrival, fire crews confirmed that the house was fully involved with flames through the roof of a single one-story residential structure.

Fire District 1 (Oakville) and Fire District 12 (McCleary) was requested for mutual aid. Washington State Patrol closed off access to Mox Chehalis RD at the State Route 12 intersection for firefighters safety and apparatus involved in fighting the fire.
Just after 4:00 AM the fire was out and in overhaul, with crews remaining on scene until 7:13 AM when they cleared the scene.

The cause of the fire is still under

Back in May of this year Grays Harbor Fire District 5 had received a similar donation in the amount of $600.00, with this donation topping $1,017.00 bringing the total of donations from Raceway Fans to $1,617.00.

The Grays Harbor Raceway over the past few years has donated funds to the district to help with unfunded projects in the area of EMS.  The Raceway does what is called a pass the hat/driver helmet from time to time at the race events held at the Elma Fairgrounds.  The donations gathered from pass the hat/helmets are then passed along to the organizations that have been sponsored.

Back in May, the district mentioned plans to use the funds to help pay for wireless connect-ability for the Ambulances and command vehicles to help with EMS reporting and command of incidents. 

With recent changes to the Grays Harbor 911 dispatch system the wireless connectivity will give us the ability to quickly relay information, and get information on medical incidents from our dispatch center, as well as sending of medical reports to our data center for secure storage.

The total cost estimate for this project is somewhere around $9,000.00 in which fire district does not have funds for these projects due to budget limitations from the loss of $100,000.00 of tax revenue from this year’s pro-rationing. We are far from the goal but every little bit helps to get us closer and donations like this are greatly appreciated from the bottom of each and every responder's heart.

Thank you to Steve Beitler, Burt Johnson and the rest of the Grays Harbor Raceway family for this generous donation.