One injured in North Beach house fire

Updating: Firefighters battled a stubborn house fire at 3015 Nw 93rd St.for nearly an hour this morning. As of 8:40 a.m., the fire is under control.

The home was fully involved with flames when firefighters arrived at 7:45 a.m., and according to KIRO TV, the homeowner escaped but was trapped in the backyard. Firefighters broke down the fence to pull him out. He’s been transported to Harborview Medical Center with minor cuts and smoke inhalation, Seattle Fire says.

The home’s location, off the street, has made it difficult to fight. Called a “defensive fire,” fire crews kept the flames from spreading to nearby homes. According to the scanner, firefighters also struggled with water pressure, calling a large number of units to the scene — including 6 engines. A fire marshal has responded to investigate.

City Light has been called to deal with a downed power line.

Both Silver and Astarataree are posting updates in the forum here. You can watch video from KIRO’s helicopter, photographed earlier.

(Photo courtesy of KIRO TV’s helicopter. Thanks Mike for the tip.)

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bTown
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bTown

I want the heli to go away. :

Hapster
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Hapster

me, me, me ,me…….

bTown
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bTown

yikes. there is a pretty big smoke cloud. the smoke is white right now. I hope no one is hurt. my best to the owners.

Choco
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Choco

I knew something must have been going down, sounded like every firetruck in the city going by this morning.

great idea
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great idea

I’m curious what sort of zoning was in place to guide the construction of this house which made the fire “difficult to fight.”

was this a split lot or a backyard cottage?

Astroglyph
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Astroglyph

Neither. Odd, dead-end streets meet a N-S ravine. Correct address is 3021 NW 92nd St.

ncs
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ncs

I was just about to post that after seeing the disconnect between the Google satellite view of the 93rd address and the helicopter footage, and then the match on 92nd. I’m guessing the 911 call came from the house on 93rd. How come we can figure this out but not all the news outlets?

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