Fire destroys home in Tuck Lake neighborhood

  • Written by Woodinville Fire & Rescue

imageFire crews responded to a house fire in the Tuck Lake neighborhood around noon on Thursday, May 9.
Firefighters from Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Duvall Fire Department, Redmond Fire Department, Eastside Fire & Rescue and Bothell Fire Department responded to the fire.

Just after noon, calls began to come into 911 reporting smoke in the area of Tuck Lake.

As fire crews were responding to the area, additional 911 calls were made reporting a large fire in the woods.
The exact location of the fire was eventually pinpointed in the 23000 block of NE 200th Street as fire crews arrived to find the residential house fully involved.

No one was home at the time of the fire. Due to the remote location of the home, the nearest fire hydrant was close to one mile away. Water tender trucks from Duvall Fire Department and Eastside Fire & Rescue responded to provide water for the firefighting efforts.

David Weed, community services officer for Woodinville Fire & Rescue commented on the water supply issue saying: “The use of the water tender trucks worked smoothly and efficiently just like we train for. There was never an issue with our water supply needs.”

Despite the efforts from multiple fire departments, the home was completely destroyed.

“This fire was burning for a while before it was noticed due to the remote area where the home is located,” Weed said.

The American Red Cross was contacted to provide emergency housing, clothing and supplies for the family.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the King County Fire Investigator.

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