July 10–Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning fire at a Fremont daycare center was accidental most likely caused by improperly discarded smoking materials on the back deck.
At 5:24 a.m. firefighters responded to the 3600 block of Fremont Avenue North for a fire on the back porch of a daycare center and home. Firefighter arrived to find flames shooting from the back deck and exposing to the side of the home and extending to a back garage that was converted into a living space. Within five minutes firefighters knocked down the flames,
All of the occupants of the home safely evacuated. The Red Cross was called to provide temporary shelter for the displaced family including an adult male and female, a teenage girl and two cats.
The fire also damaged the electrical lines from the house to the garage.
The damage estimate is 30 thousand dollars to the structure and 10 thousand dollars to the contents.