Seattle Fire investigators have determined the fire at 30th Avenue South and South Willow Street on April 18, 2016, was accidental. The fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking material which ignited nearby combustible material.
Just after 7 p.m., firefighters responded to multiple reports of a fire in a two-story single family residence in the NewHolly development. The first responding fire engine, Engine 28, reported heavy black smoke on the radio as they approached the neighborhood. Firefighters could see the fire on the top and bottom floor as they approached the residence. The fire had spread to a vehicle parked in the driveway next to the home and had damaged the exterior of the two neighboring homes. There were no injuries and the Red Cross was able to assist the family of five with their needs after the fire.
The damage to the building and contents of the home is estimated at 327,000 dollars.