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December 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM

1 dead in house fire near Seattle Pacific University

There is not points to locate on the map

A body has been found on the second floor of a house that was gutted by fire this evening in Seattle’s North Queen Anne neighborhood, according to Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Sue Stangl.

The fire, on West Dravus Street near Seattle Pacific University, was reported in a 911 call at about 6:53 p.m., Stangl said.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they reported seeing “smoke under pressure” coming out of the second-floor windows, she said.

Firefighters initially attacked the fire on the first floor, where they found heavy smoke, but not much flame.

But as they were trying to get to the second floor, there was a “flashover,” and the incident commander ordered all the firefighters out of the building.

Firefighters then went into defensive mode, basically pouring water on the blaze from outside the house, and managed to bring the fire under control.

Stangl said emergency responders had been to the house just a couple of weeks ago on a medical call, so they knew where the bedroom on the first floor was.

When it was safe to re-enter the house, firefighters checked the bedroom on the first floor and found nothing.

Firefighters had to clear clutter and other debris from the second floor after the fire was out and that’s when the  body was found.

Stangl said there had been concerns about the resident because his ex-wife  said his truck was still parked behind the house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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