House fire quickly doused

February 5, 2014

By Administrator

New: Feb. 5, 10:17 a.m.

No one was injured in a house fire in Sammamish on Jan. 27. The fire on the 400 block of 218th Avenue Northeast was reported at 4 p.m., said Josie Williams of Eastside Fire & Rescue.

A total of seven units responded to the scene, Williams said. The fire was contained in the garage and put out before it could spread, Williams said.

Smoke pours out of the garage of a house fire on the 400 block of 218th Avenue Northeast.  Photo by Dave Richardson

Smoke pours out of the garage of a house fire on the 400 block of 218th Avenue Northeast. Photo by Dave Richardson

Dave Richardson, a nearby neighbor, said EFR firefighters were on the scene in minutes

The fire was declared officially extinguished at 5:26 p.m. As is standard procedure, EFR called in investigators from the King County Sheriff’s Office to determine the cause of the fire.

The sheriff’s office ruled the fire accidental and estimated there was $15,000-$20,000 in damages.

Sheriff’s officials remind residents to inspect, clean and maintain their in-wall heating units regularly.

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