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.
No damage estimate has been released, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, officials say.