Early-morning Highland Park fire ruled accidental

While Seattle Fire investigators have their hands full with an arsonist in the North End (PhinneyWood coverage here), they have ruled NO foul play in an early-morning fire in Highland Park: The fire at a house in the 7900 block of 9th SW (map) was accidental, no injuries, damage estimated at $70,000. (Thanks to Diane for the tip.)

7 Replies to "Early-morning Highland Park fire ruled accidental"

  • dburns November 5, 2009 (12:58 pm)

    Thanks so much for this info! My husband & I were awakened by sirens this morning that seemed to go on forever. I was wondering if my Highland Park neighbors knew what was up – thanks WSB!

  • datamuse November 5, 2009 (1:04 pm)

    Wow, that’s not far from me. Must’ve happened after I left for work.

  • WSB November 5, 2009 (1:06 pm)

    Just drove by the area and you can’t even tell from the outside of the house that there WAS a fire, fwiw. Glad everybody got out safely – TR

  • DBurns November 5, 2009 (7:09 pm)

    I agree – it seems to have happened in the back of the house facing 9th Ave SW, but the new condo/townhouses behind them are totally damaged; paint ruined, windows all gone, etc. So sad. I am thinking if it’s what we heard, it was a bit before 4:30 am, is this right?

  • WSB November 5, 2009 (7:14 pm)

    On the 911 log it shows the call at 3:37 a
    We missed it on 911 log review early today because if you look at that log, it’s right next to all the big callouts for the Greenwood arsons.

  • rockergirl November 5, 2009 (8:54 pm)

    Woke me up too sirens going on for quite awhile checked out the 911 log and prayed everyone was ok.

  • beef November 12, 2009 (12:08 am)

    lol. really? those duplexes have been empty for almost a year…

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