Updated: Seattle Fire estimates the damage to be $300,000 to the house, $100,000 to the contents inside. Investigators are still working on identifying what started the fire.
Earlier: Just before 3 a.m., firefighters responded to a home that was engulfed in flames across from the Crown Hill Cemetery at 9025 12th Ave. NW.
Fortunately nobody was home at the time. When firefighters arrived, they said they fought the fire “defensively,” contending with the windy weather and keeping the flames away from nearby structures.
One firefighter sustained a minor injury from a fall.
“The firefighters did an excellent job,” Seattle Fire’s Sue Stangl told KING 5. “They were able to concentrate to make sure that this did not spread to neighboring houses.”
As of first light, firefighters and an investigator are still on scene. No word on the cause.