January 8, 2012—Seattle firefighters extinguished a fire at a vacant home in 2600 25th Avenue South in South Seattle. ARoudn 3:23 p.m., Engine Company 28 arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the roof and 1st and 2nd floors of the home.
Ladder Companies 3 and 12 forced entry into the locked home. Firefighters did not find anyone inside the smoke-filled house.
It took about 15 minutes for fire crews to knock down the flames. Inside, firefighters had to navigate around drug paraphernalia that was scattered across the floor.
Fire Investigators determined an unattended candle was the cause of the fire. The damage was limited to one wall and the floor. Since the building is boarded up and vacant, there are no estimated losses.