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Fire response in Greenwood

June 24th, 2012 · No Comments

The Seattle Fire Department responded to a fire in a crawl space shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, at a house at 146 N. 84th St. in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.

That bright light in the middle is from two firefighters investigating the home’s crawl space, where the fire started.

A bystander saw the fire and ran into Chocolati Cafe on the corner of Greenwood and 84th. Two Seattle Police officers who happened to be inside ran outside and called it in.

Fire officials on the scene say no one was hurt.

The call prompted a large fire department response, which is standard for fires in single family homes.

Update Monday: Here’s more information from the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Line blog:

Electrical Short causes Greenwood House Fire

June 24—Seattle Firefighter quickly extinguished a small electrical fire in the crawl space of a two-story home on the 100 block of North 84th Street.

The Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call at 10:09 p.m. reporting fire coming from the basement of a 2-story home.

Phinney Ridge Engine Company 21 arrived first to find light smoke and flames coming from the side of the house. Firefighters searched the home and made sure everyone evacuated safely.

Within 12 minutes, firefighters knocked down the fire in the crawl space using foam and water. There is minor damage to the home. The damage estimate is $10,000 to the structure.

The cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical short in the crawl space. No one was injured and the occupants were allowed to reoccupy their home.

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