The incident is currently under investigation. Information on this fire has been shared with the Seattle Police Department for a follow-up investigation.
Seattle — Jan. 22 at 3:58 a.m.: Our fire alarm center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a 2-story residence at the 9300 Block of 39th Ave. S.. Engines 28 and 33 along with Ladder 12 were the first on scene and confirmed flames coming out of a window near the main entrance to the home. Four occupants were able to safely evacuate on their own and immediately informed our firefighters that a fifth occupant was still inside on the second floor.
Firefighters from Engines 28 and 33 poured water onto the fire as they gained entrance into the home to search to the remaining occupant. They found the patient on the second floor and crews from Ladder 12 removed him from the burning building to rendezvous with Medic 28. Paramedics then performed lifesaving efforts on the patient while loading him into their ambulance to transport him to Harborview Medical Center. The patient is an approx. 14 year-old-male who is in critical condition.
Firefighters had the fire under control within 20 minutes from the first units arriving on scene. Crews conducted additional searches within the home and confirmed no additional occupants were inside. We evaluated three of the four occupants that originally evacuated and none required hospitalization. No additional injuries were reported. Estimated damage is $350,000.