April 13—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire at a Judkins Park triplex was an accidental fire caused by a kitchen fire which extended through the duct work and into the walls.
At 9:53 a.m. dispatchers received a 911 call into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire in the wall of a residential building in the 900 block of 28th Avenue South. Engine Company 6 arrived to find smoke coming from the eaves of the 3-unit building. All of the occupants safely evacuated after their smoke detector sounded.
Firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly and limit the damage to the bottom level unit.
The fire investigators estimate the damage loss at $20,000 to the structure and $5,000 to the contents.
The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist displaced residents.