February 29—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a home in Greenwood suffered $145,000 in damage.
Shortly after 9 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 400 block of NW 95th Street to a report of a house fire.
Engine Company 31 was the first to arrive. They found 10 to 20 foot flames coming from the single story home with a basement. All four of the occupants safely evacuated from the house. The firefighters began an aggressive attack. The intense flames burning in the basement forced the firefighters to retreat from the home and fight the fire from the outside.
Firefighters were able to contain the flames within an hour but hot spots continued to flare up throughout the morning.
Crews did discover two pet dogs who did not survive the fire. An Animal Control Officer took possession of the pets.
Fire Investigators are calling the cause undetermined while they continue their investigation.
The home suffered extensive damage and estimates are $100,000 to the structure and $45,000 to the contents.