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