Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning Capitol Hill apartment fire was caused by a stove igniting combustible materials left on the stovetop. The cause is being classified as accidental.
At 1:09 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire in a second floor apartment in the 1400 block of East Aloha Street. Capitol Hill Engine Company 25 arrived in less than 3 minutes to find smoke coming from the top floor of a two-story, six-unit apartment complex.
Firefighter’s aggressive attack contained the flames to the kitchen of the unoccupied apartment unit. The fire was completely extinguished within 20 minutes.
Investigators estimate the damage at $5,000 to the contents and $40,000 to the structure.
There were no injuries.