Shoreline Home Severely Damaged by Fire

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Shoreline Fire Department was able to keep fire from totally destroying a home this morning, though damage is extensive and the family will need to live elsewhere temporarily. The fire started in the garage in the 800 block of NW 193rd around 11:30 this morning…and had spread to portions of the house before the occupants realized there was a fire.
The elderly couple and two adult daughters smelled smoke and saw flames outside. They escaped to see that it was their garage -- fully involved in flames. A car was destroyed and the flames spread to a family room and kitchen area of the house. The owners of the home were taken to a hospital as a precaution against the effects of smoke inhalation.
About 20 Shoreline firefighters at the scene were assisted by additional crews from the Northshore Fire Department. The family will be staying with relatives for an undetermined amount of time. No damage estimate was available. Investigators have tentatively listed the cause of the fire as discarded smoking materials in the garage.
--Melanie Granfors, Shoreline Fire

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