February 6-A Seattle Fire Investigator determined an electrical fire in the kitchen caused a fire at an unoccupied home located in Ravenna.
At 4:13 p.m., the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls regarding smoke coming from the roof of a two story home with a basement. The home was located in the 5500 block of 20th Avenue NE. Engine Company 17 arrived to find smoke coming from the roof and eaves of the wood-framed home. Immediately firefighters ran a hose line into the burning house and encountered dense black smoke and heavy heat on the first floor. Crews found the first floor kitchen fully-engulfed in flames.
The flames extended into the walls and ceiling of the main floor of the house while smoke billowed throughout the structure and into the attic. Firefighters searched the burning home but did not find anyone inside. It took more than half an hour to knock down the flames.
A dog and cat perished in the fire.
The investigator determined the cause was an electrical supply to a kitchen appliance. The damage estimate is $150,000 to the structure and $200,000 to the contents.