Firefighters from the Port Angeles Fire Department and Clallam Fire District No. 2 prevented a fire from causing major damage at Sunrise Meats over the weekend.
The cause of the fire that stopped traffic on First Street late Saturday night remained under investigation Sunday. When firefighters arrived to the fire at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, they saw thick, black smoke billowing out of the chimney of the smoker and white smoke had filled the inside of the building, said Capt. Kelly Ziegler.
The fire at 1325 E. First St. was isolated to the basement, and smoke and water damage throughout the building was minimal, Ziegler said. He said the business does have insurance.
Firefighters first evacuated nearby residences before climbing atop the roof and spraying water down the chimney. They then made entry and extinguished the fire.