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2-Alarm fire damages two homes in the Haller Lake neighborhood

Photo by John Odegard

Seattle — At 2:47 p.m. the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a backyard deck on fire and extending into two homes at the 300 block of NE 133rd St. in the Haller Lake neighborhood. Dispatched firefighters saw a large column of smoke shifting due to the wind and requested a 2-alarm response to request additional resources to prevent the fire from spreading to more homes.

The first units arrived on scene by 2:52 p.m. and worked quickly to knock down the exterior portion of the fire. Firefighters confirmed the fire extended into the home of the attached deck that was on fire along with the neighboring home to the West. Crews worked together to knock down the fires in both homes while searching them for any one inside. Fortunately, both homes were all clear.

The fire was under control by 3:30 p.m., then extinguished by 6 p.m. Though a few units will remain on scene to monitor for flare ups.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Updated June 6: Investigators ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined. Estimated loss is $550,000.