September 9, 2002
Local units respond to 9-1-1 fire call
BOTHELL - Bothell Fire and E.M.S. crews responded to a call at 18625 92nd Ave. NE with units from Woodinville Fire and Life Safety and Northshore Fire Department at approximately 4:10 p.m. last Friday, Sept. 6.
Arriving units found flames and smoke coming from the roof. Residents were located outside the home. Fire crews entered the home and extinguished the fire. The family cat was found inside the home and was returned safely to his owner.
The fire appeared to have started on the exterior of the home and spread quickly to the attic. A resident was home and heard a cracking sound. He walked to the back of the home found flames extending to the roof.
He quickly called 9-1-1 from outside the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Estimated property loss is over $150,000.
Remember, if you see or smell smoke in your home it is important to evacuate immediately and call 911 from outside. Smoke detectors are an extremely helpful tool to help safeguard your home. If you live in the city of Bothell and you need a smoke detector, the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. will install one for you free of charge.