August 29- A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a South Park house fire was caused by a grease fire on an electric stove burner. The fire is being classified as accidental.
The first 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center at 4:15 p.m. reporting a fire in the kitchen of a house located in the 700 block of South Trenton Street. South Park Engine Company 26 arrived two minutes later and found dark gray smoke pouring from the eaves of a one-story home with a basement.
Upon the arrival of the firefighters, all the residents were safely outside the house. It took 20 minutes to completely extinguish the flames.
The grease fire extended from the stove to the kitchen cabinets and then into the home. There was major fire damage to the kitchen and the family room. Also, there was heavy smoke damage to the rest of the house.
The damage estimate is $125,000.
Due to the extensive damage to the house, the Red Cross was called to provide temporary shelter for one adult female, one adult male, two teenage males and one dog.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting the fire and was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was treated and released.