Fire damages homes in Lacey, Littlerock area

Fires damaged two homes in the Lacey area and one home near Littlerock on Saturday.

A single-family residence on Indian Summer Drive Southeast in Lacey was damaged Saturday afternoon, while a home on Merkel Street Northeast was partially damaged after a recreational vehicle next to the house caught fire, Lacey Fire District 3 Chief Steve Brooks said Sunday.

There were no injuries, he said. A preliminary investigation showed that the Indian Summer Drive fire may have been caused by an electrical appliance that malfunctioned, Brooks said. The recreational vehicle fire is thought to have started in its kitchen, he said.

Lacey Fire received assistance from Olympia and East Olympia fire units at both fires, Brooks said.

Meanwhile, about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority was dispatched to the 6100 block of Maytown Road, near Littlerock, to a single-family residence. The fire is thought to have started in the kitchen and then spread to the attic and roof, but it didn’t spread beyond that, acting Captain Eric Smith said Sunday.

The family was able to escape without injury, he said. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Smith said the residence was not a total loss but that the fire caused significant damage.

West Thurston received assistance from several other fire units, including East Olympia, Gibson Valley and Tumwater, Smith said.