Overnight fire destroys barn, small house near Orting

ORTING, Wash. - A small house and barn near Orting were destroyed by a Friday night blaze that could be seen two miles away, fire officials said.

Fire crews were dispatched to the scene, in the 20800 block of Orville Road, just after 9 p.m. after receiving several reports of a fire there. A second alarm was sent out shortly afterward.

Initial arriving crews found a house and barn heavily engulfed in flames. Firefighters prevented the fire from extending to a garage and home that were directly exposed to the fire.

No one was injured in the blaze, nor were any animals hurt.

Lt. Bill Hash of Orting Valley Fire & Rescue said the property owners had been out earlier in the evening and returned home to find the fire. Several other calls also came in to 911, as the fire was visible from Orting about two miles to the north.

Eight engines and several tankers responded, mostly to assist with personnel and water support. Approximately 30 firefighters were on the scene at the height of the blaze. The fire was under control just after 9:50 p.m.

The fire is under investigation and no loss figures are available.