Structure fire in Kenmore

  • Written by Northshore Fire Department
KENMORE — The Northshore Fire Department was dispatched at 5:39 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, to a residential structure fire in the 16500 block of 74th Avenue Northeast. On arrival, the responding crew saw light smoke coming from the rear of the home. One of the residents had been able to pour some water on the fire, but realized it had extended into the attic and called 911.

Although there were no working smoke alarms, all 13 occupants and several pets had exited safely before the fire department arrived.

The Northshore firefighters were assisted by personnel from the Bothell, Kirkland and Shoreline fire departments. The fire damage was limited to the exterior and attic of the home.

The occupant stated that a few of the children were outside playing near the gas water heater and a 4-year-old was trying to light birthday candles by using the pilot light. The King County investigator determined the cause to be accidental.

The occupants of the home have been displaced, but Red Cross was on scene to help with any shelter, clothing and food needs.

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