April 2- A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a two-alarm fire in Lower Queen Anne on Monday April 1st, is an incendiary fire. The investigator estimates the total content and structural damage to the 3 residental buildings is $615,000.
On Monday night the two-alarm fire significantly damaged three multiplexes in the 700 block of Warren Avenue North. Around 8:15 p.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting flames coming from a detached garage of a home with a basement. The first arriving engine company found flames shooting 40 feet into the air. The flames from the garage exposed to the house and also extended to neighboring homes on the North and South.
Officers called for a 2-11 which brought in additional resources to battle the three homes on fire. It took 90 minutes for the 78 fire personnel to completely knock down all three fires.
All of the residents safely evacuated from the two multiplexes to the North. No one was home at the residential structure to the South. The Red Cross was called to assist 10 displaced residents and one displaced resident’s dog.
Medics evaluated one resident who twisted his ankle while evacuating from the fire. Also medics examined another man, who was down the street at a tavern when the fire broke out. He suffered a minor injury to his hand while trying to fight the fire.
No firefighters were injured during the fire.
The case has been turned over to the Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad to investigate.