West Seattle Apartment Fire Causes $45 Thousand Dollars in Damage
August 2—Seattle Firefighters aggressive attack contained a fire to one room at a four floor apartment complex in West Seattle.
At 12:57 p.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting smoke coming from the top floor of the apartment building located at 9000 20th Avenue SW. Engine Company 11 arrived and found heavy black smoke coming from the top floor unit. Ladder Company 3 forced entry into the locked apartment and began knocking down the flames. Firefighters carried a hose line to the apartment and knocked down the flames within 15 minutes of arriving.
The apartment was unoccupied and the other residents self evacuated.
A Seattle Fire Investigator determined the fire was an accidental fire. The cause is most likely a lamp in the bedroom. The damage estimates are 35 thousand dollars to the structure and 10 thousand dollars to the contents.
The occupant was reunited with her pet cat that was locked inside the apartment during the fire.