February 4—A knock on a South Park fire station door alerted firefighters to house fire this morning. At 11:53 a.m. a person knocked on the door of Fire Station 26 reporting smoke and flames at a home located in the 1000 block of South Cloverdale Street.
Engine Company 26 arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the front door. Two residents who were asleep when the fire started safely evacuated the home by the time firefighters arrived. Crews contained the fire to the bathroom and kitchen of the one-story home. It took just 9 minutes to knock down the flames. The house did suffer extensive smoke damage.
The occupants were home asleep when they heard noises from the bathroom. When they opened the bathroom door they saw flames. After briefly attempting to extinguish the flames, the residents ran outside to safety.
A Seattle Fire Investigator determined the fire caused 50 thousand dollars in damage to the building and 20 thousand dollars damage to the contents. The investigator pinpointed the origin point of the fire to the bathroom. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The American Red Cross assisted 6 displaced residents with temporary housing and other needs.
There are no reported injuries.