At 10:54 p.m. a call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire at a house located in the 1200 block of NE 100th Street. A mother and two children safely evacuated the home by the time firefighters arrived.
The first arriving engine company found flames shooting from the back and side of the one story home with basement. Firefighters cut holes in the roof to vent off the smoke and hot gases inside the house. It took about an hour to fully extinguish the flames. One firefighter received minor burns while fighting the fire. Medics transported the firefighter to Harborview Medical Center where the firefighter received treatment and was released.
After extinguishing the fire, crews found a deceased dog inside the residence. Animal Control took possession of the animal.
Red Cross assisted the family of three with emergency housing, clothing and other needs.
The fire investigator is calling this an accidental fire caused by the overheated electrical outlet which ignited nearby combustibles. The damage estimate is $150,000.