UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ for house fire near 17th/Kenyon

11:08 AM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is headed to the 7900 block of 17th SW for a possible residential fire. Updates to come.

11:11 AM: First firefighters on scene are seeing smoke but the source hasn’t been traced yet, possibly in the attic.

(Added: WSB photo)

11:14 AM: Firefighters tell dispatch it’s clearly an attic fire, and that everyone is reported safely out of the house. … They think it started outside and spread up to the attic.

11:26 AM: The fire is reported to be under control.

11:33 AM: And now they’ve called the fire “tapped” (out).

11:42 AM: Firefighters confirm to us at the scene that no one is hurt. The investigation into the fire’s cause is under way, starting in the back of the house.

ADDED WEDNESDAY: We followed up with SFD regarding the cause. Spokesperson Kristin Tinsley says, “The fire was ruled as ‘accidental’ by fire investigators. Started as a result of a smoldering fire on a table that spread to combustible material. The fire extended to the wooden exterior siding and travelled up the wall, and into the attic space. Total estimated loss is $95,000.”

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Seattle Fire 'full response' for house fire near 17th/Kenyon"

  • Leslie September 13, 2022 (12:10 pm)

    I live across the street from this house.

    Want to give a HUGH shout out to Seattle Fire Dept.  It was amazing to watch their response.  They arrived in full force, deployed comprehensive resources efficiently, and just took care of it.  It was frightening to watch how guickly the fire escalated.  But SFD’s response was equally aggressive & coordinated, & best of all, EFFECTIVE.

    People, this is your tax dollars at work, protecting lives & property.  We all should be pleased & thankful.

    • Erika H September 13, 2022 (2:46 pm)

      Second this. Seattle Fire responsed in force and were great at keeping it from spreading to any others houses.

  • ~Hockeywitch~ September 13, 2022 (1:06 pm)

    Our Seattle Fire Dept is amazing… These men and women are top notch… Thank you for always being there for us in our times of need whether a Fire, Aid, Medic call, and all the other things you are there for us for..  THANK YOU SFD!!

  • WSB September 14, 2022 (3:40 pm)

    Updated this story today with SFD word on cause. – TR

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