January 17—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined an early morning fire at a Leschi residential complex was accidental, caused by unattended food on the stove.
At 4:43 a.m. multiple 911 calls came into firefighter/dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire in a residential unit located in the 300 block of 28th Avenue South. Engine 6 arrived to find smoke coming from a basement unit. All of the occupants had safely evacuated the three-story building by the time firefighters arrived.
Firefighters were able to knock down the fire within 6 minutes of arriving on scene. The fire was extinguished within 13 minutes. The flames were contained to the kitchen area of the basement unit.
The occupant of the fire unit was transported to Harborview Medical Center for a non-fire related evaluation.
The American Red Cross assisted two adults and one child with temporary shelter after they were displaced by the fire.
The damage estimate is $20,000 to the structure and $10,000 to the contents.