Friday, May 27, 2011
KENMORE, WA – The Northshore Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 14600 block of 81st Avenue NE at 10:52 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011.
Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the attic vents and chimney of a two‐story, single family residence. Firefighters entered the structure, encountered thick, black smoke throughout and discovered flames in the dining room. The fire was extinguished within minutes. The fire burned a hole through the floor into the crawl space. Firefighters cut around the hole to check for fire extension in the crawl space and proceeded to extinguish flames found in the area.
A dog was found in the house and taken to the vet by one of the residents who arrived on scene during the incident. No other occupants were in the home at the of the fire. The home had a functioning smoke alarm.
There were no firefighter injuries. Fire damage was confined to the dining room, and the home sustained moderate to heavy smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the King County Fire Investigation Unit.