Topic: House fire
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December 2, 2013 at 8:23 AM
A North Seattle family was hospitalized after a fire seriously damaged their house this morning. The fire department said a firefighter was also treated for a minor injury.
Seattle fire crews were called to the home in the 9700 block of 1st Avenue Northwest, near the Greenwood neighborhood, around 1:40 a.m. on the report of the fire. The family, a mother, father and child, made it out of the home safely after hearing smoke detectors.
The three were taken to Harborview Medical Center for smoke inhalation, said Seattle Fire spokeswoman Sue Stangl.
Stangl said the fire was started by an overheated extension cord underneath an outside deck.
Damage to the home and belongings is estimated at about $450,000.
November 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM
The Associated Press
Investigators have determined that a fire that damaged the Bellevue home of Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez started in the laundry room.
Lt. Richard Burke says the cause of the Monday afternoon fire remains under investigation and is still officially undetermined. Damage is estimated at $250,000.
Hernandez and his wife, Sandra, were in Napa, Calif., at the time. His agent, Wil Polidor, says their two children were at a mall with their nanny and the pitcher’s mother-in-law.
Burke says police have secured the home, which is uninhabitable.
King County public records show the 5,100-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bath house was built in 2009 and is valued at $2.85 million.
November 1, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Two young children died in an intense house fire this afternoon in Cle Elum despite the rescue efforts of their mother, police and firefighters.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., Kittitas County firefighters were called to a house on Third Street for a report of a house fire with two children inside, according to the Kittitas County Fire District No. 7.
When the distraught mother was forced to retreat from the fully engulfed home, she told police her two children were still inside. (more…)
October 10, 2013 at 10:25 PM
A house fire in Mountlake Terrace Thursday night displaced six renters and caused more than $260,000 in damage, according to a news release from Snohomish County Fire District 1.
A woman, her son and her two grandsons, the only ones inside at the time, were able to safely escape the house, in the 22800 block of 41st Place West, the release said. Firefighters from District 1 and Lynnwood put out the blaze in about 20 minutes. No one was injured.
Investigators determined the fire may have been caused by a grill behind the house that had been used earlier in the evening, the release said.
The Red Cross is assisting the residents, as the house is uninhabitable, the release said.
October 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM
A fire burned through a two-story Edmonds house in the 700 block of Hemlock Way, displacing a couple and their three dogs tonight.
Neighbors who saw smoke and flames called 911 and alerted the homeowners, according to an Edmonds Fire Department news release. A combined team of about 35 firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1, Lynnwood and Shoreline were able to control the fire in about 15 minutes, but not before it had engulfed half of the house, the release said.
No one was injured in the fire, but one of the homeowners’ cats died and another is unaccounted for, the release said.
The resulting burns and smoke damage left the house uninhabitable, and the Red Cross and Support 7 are providing temporary aid to the couple, the release said. The pair does have insurance.
The release said investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.
September 16, 2013 at 8:09 AM
ARLINGTON (AP) — The Snohomish County sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found after a house fire in Arlington.
Spokeswoman Shari Ireton says there’s no obvious sign of a crime, but investigators are waiting for the cause of death from the medical examiner’s office and the cause of the fire from fire investigators.
The fire was reported Saturday night by a neighbor. Firefighters and detectives found the body early Sunday.
The Daily Herald reports the woman who was about 50 years old was alone in the house.
August 28, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Seattle firefighters have called the Red Cross to provide temporary shelter for two adults and two children displaced by a fire at a one-story house on 46th Avenue in South Seattle, per a fire department tweet.
The fire has been put out, but its cause and the extent of the damage have not yet been announced.
We’ll update this post with more details as they become available.
February 18, 2013 at 11:01 AM
A house fire Sunday in the 3800 block of Mead Street in the Beacon Hill blew out the front door and engulfed a two-story house in flames, killing two dogs, Seattle fire officials said.
No one else was injured.
Authorities said the owners were renovating the house and left staining rags near the front entrance. The rags likely heated up and combusted, fire officials said.
The fire started before 7 p.m with flames shooting out the front door and spreading to the second floor, where the two dogs were found. Estimated damage was $45,000.
November 3, 2012 at 12:12 PM
A quick-moving fire Saturday morning in Auburn left a family of five homeless and killed two cats. No people were injured.
The fire started in the garage of the single-story house in the 1900 block of 2nd Street Southeast, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.
The call came in at 8:02 a.m. When firefighters and medics arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames shooting out of the garage.
The fire spread quickly to the main structure. The five occupants got out safely, and fire crews kept the blaze from spreading to adjacent homes. The fire was extinguished and hot spots mopped up by 10 a.m.
The Red Cross is assisting the family. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
October 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM
The Associated Press
An electrical or furnace problem possibly started the fire that burned a large house under construction in Clyde Hill, Bellevue fire investigators say.
The 5,800 square foot home was a month away from completion and the loss will exceed a million dollars, said Lt. Troy Donlin.
The fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived around midnight Tuesday. Donlin says they had a some difficulty hauling gear up a steep driveway.
It’s the second big house fire in the Seattle area this week. On Monday lacquer fumes were ignited by a furnace at a waterfront home under construction in Seattle. The $3.6 million house was destroyed and flames damaged two neighboring homes for a total loss estimated by the fire department at $7 million.
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