OCEAN PARK — A single-wide mobile home was totally destroyed by a fire in the early-morning hours Saturday after neighbors rescued the resident.

Pacific County Fire District No. 1 arrived at the home in the 2200 block of 227th Street at         1:14 a.m., six minutes after the call came in. The first arriving crew found a single-wide mobile home fully involved with fire. 

According to neighbor Pamela Stolle, the home belonged to her sister and her sister’s boyfriend. Her next door neighbor, Charles Thorton, had just returned home from work when he noticed the fire. He quickly alerted Steven Thorton and Vernon Stolle, and the three men entered the structure and were able to pull the man from the burning home. 

A medic crew arrived, treated and transported the home’s occupant to Ocean Beach Hospital with smoke inhalation and minor burns.

Pamela Stolle says her sister and her baby weren’t at the home that night, but a dog and a cat were lost in the blaze. As of press time, the man was being treated at a burn unit in Portland.

Three other structures were threatened by the fire, including another occupied home. 

Fire crews remained on scene for nearly four hours, ensuring the fire was extinguished. The mobile home and contents were a total loss, and fire damage to exposures was less than $5,000. A total of 12 firefighters responded on four fire units and two ambulances. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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