An Olympia house in the 1000 block of Miller Ave. N.E. was damaged by fire Sunday morning after a blanket, thought to have been too close to a gas fireplace, caught fire.
According to the Olympia Fire Department:
About 10:23 a.m. Sunday, fire crews were dispatched to the home after the resident of the house called 9-1-1. Before that, though, the resident had tried to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful.
Fire crews knocked down the fire at 10:33 a.m. The resident was not injured.
Fire crews were able to stop the fire in the living room, but smoke traveled throughout the house, causing estimated damages of $40,000, according to a news release.
Olympia Fire responded to the fire with four engines, one ladder truck, two medic units and a command unit.
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