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August 13, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Fire burns 2-story house in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood

UPDATE: 9:35 p.m. | Investigators say an overheated electrical fan caused an accidental fire in a two-story rental house in the Northgate neighborhood Tuesday night,

The house has been turned over to its owner, and the five tenants are being assisted by the Red Cross, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.

Moore said the fire caused an estimated $200,000 damage to the house and $75,000 to its contents.

 

UPDATE: 8:15 p.m. | Five people — four men and a woman — have been displaced by the two-story house fire in Northgate Tuesday night, a Seattle fire spokesman said.

Crews put out the fire in about 45 minutes, and investigators are searching for a cause. More details will be added as they become available.

ORIGINAL POST | The Seattle Fire Department is responding to a fire at a two-story house in the 11300 block of  Meridian Avenue North in Northgate, per a fire department tweet.

Firefighters searched the property and found no one inside, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the department.

Flames were “shooting out one side of the house,” threatening a neighboring house, when crews arrived around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Moore said.

He called the fire “very active” and said a team of 45 responders was fighting the blaze.

A cause has not yet been identified.

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