Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire in a vacant South Park home was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials on an exterior deck.
The first 911 call came in at 3:41 a.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from a home located on the 700 block of South Sullivan Street. When Engine Company 26 arrived they found a well-involved vacant house on fire. Due to extensive flames, the firefighters took a defensive position and fought the flames from outside the home. It took approximately 40 minutes to extinguish the flames.
Once it was deemed safe, firefighters searched the vacant home but did not find anybody inside.
No one was injured.
Fire Investigators estimate damage at $50,000. The fire began on the deck and extended up the exterior siding and into the attic space.
On June 11, 2012, firefighters extinguished a fire at 739 south Sullivan Street at an unoccupied unattached garage. The Fire Investigator determined the cause was an accidental cooking fire which ignited combustibles. The fire caused heat and flame damage to a nearby uninhabited home and destroyed the garage. The damage estimate was $30,000.