Blaze damages exterior of Freeland home

South Whidbey Fire/EMS extinguished an early-morning fire Saturday, April 11 on Smugglers Cove Road in Freeland.

Most of the damage was done to the outside of the house and no one was injured, according to Deputy Chief Wendy Moffatt.

Around 3 a.m., personnel from South Whidbey Fire responded to the blaze, with help from Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue.

Though the cause of the fire is under investigation, it started outside of the home, near its front porch.

“The homeowner was actually sleeping on the couch, and heard some crackling and saw the light of the fire,” Moffatt said.

She added that while the inside of the house had some water and smoke damage, the outside was impacted the most. However, the structure is intact.

The home is an older farmhouse that belonged to the grandfather of one of its residents. The occupants, who are Whidbey residents, moved to their second house up the street.

Blaze damages exterior of Freeland home
Blaze damages exterior of Freeland home