January 1—Electrical wiring is to blame for an intense fire that burned through the attic of a Beacon Hill home according to Seattle Fire Investigators. The fire is being called an accidental fire that started in the attic of the one-story home.
At 5:40 a.m. a caller reported flames coming from the home located in the 5200 block of 20th Avenue South in Beacon Hill. Engine Company 27 arrived to find flames shooting from the roof. Ladder Company 12 searched the house but did not find anyone inside. Firefighters from Ladder Company 7 cut holes in the roof which was already heavily damaged by the flames.
It took 30 minutes to fully extinguish the flames. Firefighters were hampered by the large amount of the fire in the open attic space. The house had been remodeled to be used as a duplex.
The Seattle Fire Investigators estimate the damage at $100,000 to the structure and $25,000 to the contents.
No one was injured.