House fire quickly doused
February 5, 2014
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.
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.