SEATTLE – On Tuesday, January 3, 2016, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Firefighters were dispatched to the 3600 block of 42nd Avenue SW for a residential fire. Reports indicated animals may be still inside the home.
Firefighters arrived to a large amount of smoke in the area. They immediately entered the home, completed a primary search and ventilated the fire through a vertical vent. A secondary search was completed and the fire extinguished by 1:53 p.m.
There were no reported injuries. Firefighters rescued a cat and a dog from the basement and Firefighter/Paramedics examined the animals.
Fire Investigation Unit concluded that the fire was most likely caused by a natural gas powered stove. The fire ignited surrounding combustibles and adjacent cabinets in the kitchen. The estimated damage and loss is $200,000.