July 5- Seattle Fire Investigators scoured the charred interior of a single story house burned by an early morning fire. After close examination, investigators determined the accidental fire started in a couch inside the vacant house.
The first call came in at 1:34 am as a house on fire along the 3300 block of SW Roxbury Street in Seattle. Engine 11 was the first to arrive and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Engine 26 was the second crew in and firefighters from this engine laid backup hose lines.
Seattle Police Department blocked off SW Roxbury Street to allow fire crews to lay hose across the street to a nearby hydrant.
Crews cut a hole in the back of the home to provide ventilation for the heat and smoke. The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 15 minutes of the first 911 call.
There were no reported injuries. Investigators estimate the damage as $1000 to the contents and $60 thousand dollars to the structure.