February 1- A West Seattle home fire was caused by unattended food on the stove according to a Seattle Fire Investigator. The kitchen fire caused an estimated $45,000 in damage to the home located in the 5600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW.
Ladder Company 11 arrived at 5:08 p.m. to find smoke coming from the roof of a locked 1-story home. Engine Company 37 and 36 joined firefighters from Ladder 11 to perform an aggressive attack on the fire and quickly contained the flames to the kitchen area. The fire burned the kitchen cabinets and extended into the attic. The flames were completely extinguished in 10 minutes.
No one was inside the home when firefighters arrived. There were no injuries.
Firefighters remained stationed outside the home until 11 p.m. to ensure the flames did not reignite.