A 68-year-old man suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation and was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia Tuesday night after a fire broke out in his home in the 11500 block of Waddell Creek Road Southwest, according to West Thurston Fire officials.
The blaze that ravaged the single-wide mobile home near Littlerock was reported at 6:53 p.m.
“Upon arrival, crews had heavy smoke and initiated an offensive attack,” the fire authority posted on its Facebook page. “Battling a heavy fire load inside the home, crews were forced to take a defensive stance on the home.”
The man had tried to extinguish the fire before he called 911, the post stated.
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No damage estimate has been released, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, officials say.