Arson fire destroys vacant Ridgecrest home

Friday, July 8, 2016

Flames, fire truck, and local media at Ridgecrest house fire

Photos by Melissa Banker

A Ridgecrest resident returning home from work at 2am Thursday morning was shocked to see a house on her block in flames. By the time the fire trucks arrived, the house, in the 15500 block of 9th NE, was fully engaged with what one neighbor described as "flames leaping 50 feet high into the air".

A major response from Shoreline Fire kept the fire from spreading to nearby homes.

Shoreline Fire was still on the scene in the daylight

The home had been vacant since the owner's death two years ago and was slated for demolition. Earlier in the week, Shoreline Police removed a squatter from the home and posted it as "No Trespassing."

The house is a total loss and is posted as an Arson.

No firefighters were injured.


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