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2017 0728 march point fire

The body of a woman thought to be in her 60’s was discovered inside the March’s Point RV that was destroyed by a fire on Thursday afternoon, according to officials.

No identification has been released yet as to their identity.

Anacortes Fire Chief Richard Curtis said his crew based near Highway 20 and Reservation Road was first on the scene of the fire which was first reported at around 4 pm. He said the RV was fully involved when his crew arrived. Fighting the fire was hampered by lack of hydrants, Curtis added. 

The fire quickly spread to adjacent shrubbery, a wood pile and a shed, according to Curtis. The RV was one of two parked on private property adjacent to the Tesoro refinery. Curtis said he was told the deceased had been living there for 20 years.

While Anacortes fire trucks carry what Curtis termed some water, “it quickly ran out,” he said. Fire District 13 sent a tender with more water from their station on Snee Oosh Road. Personnel from Dist. 13 were joined by personnel from Fire Dist. 11 and other Anacortes units.

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