October 20—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined an early morning fire at a Central District home was determined to be an incendiary fire. The Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad is conducting an investigation into the fire.
The first 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center at 2:54 a.m. reporting a fire in a room of a home located in the 300 block of 23rd Avenue. Firefighters discovered a fire in a back bedroom of the home. Crews were able to contain the flames to the back bedroom. Flames were extinguished within 14 minutes.
The first floor of the home sustained smoke damage. No one was injured. The Red Cross was called to provide temporary shelter for the occupants of the home.
The damage estimate is $40,000 to the structure and $8,000 to the contents.