(cameraphone photo added 7:55 pm)
Crews are arriving at a house in the 9300 block of 31st Place SW (map) — reporting heavy smoke from multiple windows of the single-story home. Residents tell the firefighters, according to the scanner, that everybody’s out OK. 7:49 PM UPDATE: We’re on scene. They’re scaling back the size of the response. The fire was described as a kitchen fire spreading to the attic, and firefighters had to cut into the roof for ventilation.
(photo by Tony Bradley, added 8:33 pm)
The smoke has cleared and it appears to be in mopup phase.
(photo by Tony Bradley, added 8:37 pm)
8:37 PM UPDATE: Fire crews confirm nobody was hurt. They aren’t sure yet what started the fire; investigators were arriving to start working on figuring that out. ADDED: Cameraphone video shot from across the street by Conrad:
We’ll check Friday morning to see if investigators pinpointed the fire’s cause.