July 11- A fire at a vacationing family’s home in West Seattle turned out to be an accidental fire according to Seattle Fire Department Investigators.
On Saturday, a neighbor called 911 to report grey smoke and a fire alarm sounding at a single story family home located in the 3100 block of SW Kenyon Street in West Seattle. Engine 37 arrived to find light smoke coming from the roof of the house. Ladder truck 11 cut a hole in the roof to release the hot air and smoke while Engine 37’s crew battled flames and smoke on the side of the house.
Crew knocked down the fire within five minutes of first spraying water on the flames. No one was home at the time of the fire.
Investigators determined the fire started in a back sewing room and are calling it an accidental fire. The investigation determined a smoldering bed ignited and lit up other material in the room.
The homeowners had left town 24-hours before the fire began. When fire crews arrived the house was locked up.
There were no injuries. The estimated dollar loss is $75,000.