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Firefighters Rescue Man from Burning Beacon Hill Home

November 26–An elderly couple was displaced by a kitchen fire in their Beacon Hill home tonight.

The first 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center at 11:53 p.m. reporting smoke coming from a 2-story home. When fire crews arrived on scene, they rescued a non-ambulatory man from the house located in the 5500 block of Beacon Avenue South.

Fire crews were able to contain the flames to the kitchen and the cabinets. It took about a half-an-hour to completely extinguish the smoldering flames. The cause of the fire is accidental, food on the stove. The damage estimate is $15,000.

Due to the fire and smoke damage along with the high-level readings of Carbon Monoxide, a decision was made to not allow the occupants to reoccupy the home for the night. Seattle Red Cross is providing temporary housing to the couple until it is safe for them to return to their house.

Both occupants of the home were evaluated by the medics and determined to not need any medical treatment.