Home in rural Raymond destroyed in fire
RAYMOND — A home in rural Raymond was destroyed in a fire Wednesday.
No one was home at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries.
The fire was reported at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday at 14809 45th Ave. S.W., about four miles north of Raymond.
The residence, which was a mobile home on a farm site, was "totally engulfed" in fire by the time crews arrived with "flames coming out the windows," said Raymond Fire Chief Kraig Kienitz.
The name of the homeowner was not known.
A small shed that housed a wood-fired boiler that heated the home was also destroyed. Kienitz said the boiler did not cause the fire but was ignited because of flames from the house fire.
The state Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
The Raymond Fire Department, which had assistance from the Pennock Fire Department, was on the scene until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.