SEATTLE – The Fire Alarm Center received a call at 11:16 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 for a report of a residential fire. Engine 25 arrived first on scene and saw heavy flames and black smoke coming from the roof of the structure. The first crews on scene upgraded the response to a 2-alarm, bringing in additional firefighters. Due to our quick arrival, firefighters were able to protect two nearby structures from catching fire that were in close proximity to the home that had caught fire.
Crews applied water on the fire and had it under control within 19 minutes. The fire was completely extinguished by 11:48 a.m. Seattle City Light was called for a live power line that had fallen across the Ladder 1 apparatus. There were no reported injuries to members of the public or firefighters.
Fire investigators ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined. They determined the building was vacant. The fire started inside the structure and the estimated loss is still under investigation. Per standard procedure, this information was relayed to the Seattle Police Department for follow-up.