Kingston home in remote area near harbor destroyed by fire

Large fire north side of Kingston Harbor -- photo courtesy of viewer Jeff Froderberg

KINGSTON, Wash. — Fire destroyed a Kingston home in a remote area Friday night, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews said.

“The blaze wasn’t reported until it was fully involved,” the agency said on its Facebook page. “Firefighters have been challenged by narrow road access to the site as well as water supply issues due to a lack of fire hydrants.

Three different departments were called to the residential structure fire at the Washington Boulevard home just before 8 p.m. When the first crew arrived the house was fully involved in fire with flames reaching as high as 80 feet.

The owner said no people or pets were inside the structure. There were no injuries.

Investigators with the Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s Office are working to determine the fire’s cause.