On October 7 at 3:33 p.m., crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Shoreline Fire Department, Northshore Fire Department and Woodinville Fire and Rescue responded to a single family residence fire located on 220th Street SW in Bothell.
Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames visible from the front side of the structure. Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly after taking an aggressive exterior and then interior attack.
One homeowner was home when the fire started; she evacuated safely and called 9-1-1 immediately.
The single family residence endured significant fire, smoke and water damage. Currently, an estimated cost of damage has not yet been determined. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.
The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to practice home escape routes frequently and identify a meeting place outside. Additionally, practice crawling low to the ground when escaping a fire. The number one killer in residential fires is smoke inhalation. Protect your family by having several working smoke alarms installed in your home and check the batteries at least twice a year.