Bothell, Wash. – At approximately 7:30 p.m. last night, crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Shoreline Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department, and Snohomish County Fire District #7 responded to a residential structure fire located at 2908 228th Street SE in Bothell.
Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from the front door of the single family residence. Firefighters made a fast attack and were able to contain the fire quickly.
Two adults and four children evacuated the home before fire crews arrived. The family was displaced from their home due to extensive fire and smoke damage. The Bothell/Woodinville Firefighter Benevolent Fund provided the family with a hotel room for the night. The Red Cross responded to provide resources and temporary housing.
The damage is estimated to be at least $200,000. The cause was determined to be an accidental electrical fire.
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.