Bothell, Wash. – At approximately 3:55 a.m. this morning, crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Shoreline Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department, Snohomish County Fire District #7, and Snohomish County Fire District #1 responded to a multi-family structure fire, located at Canyon Pointe Apartments in Bothell (1630 228th Street SE).
Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from a front window of the structure, in Building G. Initially, firefighters made a fast interior attack, and then changed tactical strategy to use an aerial ladder when fire extended into the attic and roof area.
All occupants were safely evacuated from the building, including two cats. There are no injuries to report at this time. There were multiple units affected by the fire and several occupants have been displaced. The Red Cross responded to provide resources.
The damage is estimated to be at least $300,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to practice home escape routes frequently and identify a meeting place outside. Additionally, practice crawling low to the ground when escaping a fire. The number one killer in residential fires is smoke inhalation. Protect your family by having several working smoke alarms installed in your home and check the batteries at least twice a year.
For more information, please contact Kirsten Clemens at (425) 489-3364.
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