September 7- A Seattle Fire Investigator is calling a fully-involved house fire in North Seattle an accidental fire caused either by faulty electrical cords or a portable space heater plugged into a living room socket.
Around 12:30 this morning, dispatchers received multiple calls from neighbors regarding a large fire inside a one story house located in the 12500 block of Corliss Avenue North. Engine 31 arrived to find flames shooting from the windows and doors of home.
Firefighters found the lone occupant, a male in his 60’s, out in the front yard. Medics treated the patient for smoke inhalation and transported him to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. The patient indicated two of his small dogs were still in the burning home. Both of the pets died at the scene.
Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire and prevented the flames from spreading to homes to the North or South of the house. Damage estimates are 100 thousand dollars to the structure and 75 thousand dollars to the contents.
No firefighters were injured.