No Injuries Reported in Downtown Centralia House Fire


A section of road near Centralia College was closed for a couple hours Thursday evening as fire crews worked to extinguish a house fire.

Crews with the Riverside Fire Authority and Lewis County Fire District 6 responded to reports of a fire on the back porch of a single-family residence in the 100 block of South Washington Avenue just after 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 14. They arrived to find heavy fire at the back porch, with the fire spreading to the first floor of the residence, according to a Riverside Fire Authority incident report. There were no occupants in the house when crews arrived and no injuries were reported.

The first floor of the residence sustained heavy fire damage, but crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the second floor.

Main Street was closed at the intersection with South Washington Avenue due to a water supply line that was placed across the road, according to the incident report. The road was reopened approximately an hour before crews left the scene at 8:30 p.m.

The Centralia Police Department also responded.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.