Wedgewood House Fire

SEATTLE – On July 25, 2018, at 5:20 p.m. the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls for a house fire on the 2300 Blk. of NE 94th St.  Upon arrival, E40 had heavy fire on the West side of a single family dwelling, including a deck.  E40 quickly applied water on the fire from the exterior before transitioning to the interior of the house.

Fire did spread to the attic, requiring  a ladder company to go the roof to cut holes in it to allow the fire and hot gases escape from the attic.  While on the roof, a firefighter fell through it and into the attic.  The firefighter was able to exit the house on his own and suffered minor injuries.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) as a precaution.  A second firefighter was also transported to HMC as a precaution due to heat related exertion.  There were no injuries to occupants, and they all were outside of the home prior to E40’s arrival.

The Incident Commander declared the fire under control by 5:42 p.m. and extinguished by 5:47 p.m.  At the height of the fire, there were 6 engine companies and 3 ladder trucks.  The cause of the fire was ruled as undetermined with an estimated loss of $20,000 to contents and $54,000 to structure.

Photos courtesy of John Odegard