UPDATE: House fire in North Delridge, no one hurt

4:18 AM: Seattle Fire has a “full response” arriving at a possible house fire in the 4700 block of 26th SW [map].

4:26 AM: The fire is described via radio communications as “well-involved” on at least one side of the house – mostly exterior but partly extended into the house’s kitchen.

4:38 AM: The fire also is reported to have extended into the attic. Two more engines have been requested. Our crew is just arriving.

4:51 AM: This is not yet under control, firefighters have radioed, and our crew verifies they’re continuing to haul more hoses toward the house; they’re also reporting roof collapse on a shed-type structure behind the main house. No injuries reported so far, and they’re dismissing a medic unit.

4:56 AM: Now it’s been declared under control.

5:07 AM: … now “tapped” in both structures, and they’re calling for the investigator to find out how this started.

5:29 AM: That official determination won’t come until later this morning, but SFD spokesperson Capt. Shata Stephenson just talked with us at the scene and says the fire appears to have started toward the back of the house, which actually has two non-residential structures behind it, and the one with the roof collapse is the one all the way at the rear of the lot. (added – video from his briefing)

Two people were home at the time, both checked out for possible smoke inhalation, but both found to be OK. We’ve also confirmed that the address is 4737 26th SW. Crews will be here at least another hour, so you’ll want to avoid 26th SW – which is an official greenway – in this area.

10:35 AM: SFD says the fire was accidental, started by a candle; damage totals $150,000 to the structure, $100,000 to contents.

2 Replies to "UPDATE: House fire in North Delridge, no one hurt"

  • Steve S August 21, 2017 (4:36 am)

    House fire at 4737 26th ave SW. Looks like it’s mostly under control now. Residents got out safely. 

    • WSB August 21, 2017 (4:42 am)

      We are there. Working to verify whether anyone was hurt. [4:48 am update, they just verified, no victims] And they have not yet called it controlled or tapped. Also, we have not yet verified the address … logged addresses aren’t always accurate, since they sometimes initially reflect where the fire was called in from. (Recent house fire in South Delridge was logged for quite some time as address for the auto shop next door, for example.) – TR

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