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Kirkland News Room

Two Kirkland House Fires Within an Hour

Causes undetermined but both happened during power outage

Kirkland Fire Department
Media Information Line: 425-587-3699

Kirkland, Wash. – At 7:32 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Kirkland firefighters were dispatched to reports of smoke and flames from a single family home in the 14100 block of 123rd Avenue NE in Kirkland. Firefighters arrived within 5 minutes to find flames from the second floor of the home. All occupants had safely evacuated by the time firefighters arrived, and the fire was quickly knocked down. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, and the fire remains under investigation. Kirkland Fire Department units were assisted by crews from Woodinville, Bothell, and Redmond.
 
Less than 40 minutes later, firefighters were dispatched to a second house fire in the 150 block of 117th Place NE in Kirkland, approximately one mile from the first fire. First arriving crews from the Bothell Fire Department were soon joined by crews from Kirkland, Woodinville, Bellevue, and Redmond, some of whom had just finished at the first fire. The large flames at this incident forced crews out of the building before a large volume of water was used from the exterior. Firefighters eventually reentered the structure to extinguish remaining hotspots. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, and the fire remains under investigation.
 
Crews will be on-scene overnight on Wednesday to monitor hotspots. 

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