SEATTLE – Seattle firefighters responded to a house fire in the Ravenna neighborhood just after 1 p.m. on July 18. When crews arrived at the 7000 Block of Ravenna Ave. NE, they saw a well-involved single-family residence and received reports from bystanders about possible people still inside.
Crews conducted a transitional attack, initially applying water from the exterior and then moved interior. Ladder companies searched the residence and unfortunately found a male deceased on Floor 1 of the two-story home, which also had a basement. An elderly female and adult male were able to escape the home prior to SFD arrival, and the female was transported to Northwest Hospital in stable condition. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be evaluated.
The fire was quickly put under control, and was fully extinguished within 50 minutes. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist three displaced residents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Per standard protocol for fatality fires, the Seattle Police Department’s Arson and Bomb Squad was also called to the scene to conduct a follow-up investigation. Additionally, the medical examiner was requested to the site.