October 24- Seattle Fire Investigators determined a Lake City House Fire was caused by a kitchen stove. The fire is being classified as accidental and the house is being called a total loss.
7:40 p.m. Firefighter/Dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting flames coming from a 2-story home located in the 13000 block of 35th Avenue NE in Lake City. Engine Company 39 arrived to find flames shooting 15 feet into the air from the roof and fire blowing 10 to 15 feet out of the second floor windows. The two occupants safely evacuated.
The flames spread to a neighboring 100 foot tree. The flames were threatening homes to the North and South side of the burning house. Firefighters used larger two-and a-half inch hoses to battle the intense flames. Firefighters prevented the flames from damaging the neighbors homes by containing it to the burning structure. It took nearly an hour to fully extinguish all of the fire.
Fire Investigators called the Seattle Police Department Arson Bomb Squad to the scene to assist in the investigation and to further examine contents found on the floors lower level.
The American Red Cross responded and is providing assistance for the two displaced residents.
The damage estimate is $400 thousand dollars to the structure and $50 thousand dollars to the contents.