PHOTO: Two Manette Homes Burn, Steagall Gets a Byline

(UPDATE: Video posted at the bottom.)

If you’ve lived around here for long, and keep track of the Kitsap Sun photographers, you know that Larry Steagall is known for two things. Silhouettes and fire photos. Early this morning, he combined the two.

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, assisted by mutual aid from Bremerton, fought a fully involved house fire in a 1930s-era home on Jacobson Boulevard in Manette early Tuesday. One of the occupants said the fire was started by a candle. The residents of the home, Z.A. Zimmerman and Ariel Denham, escaped with what they were wearing as the fire began.

Thankfully the residents got out unharmed, but it was quite a blaze.

Larry is often at the scene of fires, especially late-night ones. His scanner is always on (I’m amazed his wife lets him do that…) In this case, he and David Nelson, the big boss here in the newsroom, combined for a double byline on the story. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess Larry got some information from firefighters, but David did most of the writing.

Click the photo above, or HERE, to see a few more photos from the fire, and some aftermath shots from reporter Josh Farley.

Turns out David also had his iPhone at the ready, so he took a few clips before and after the fire.

– Derek Sheppard