West Seattle House Fire Determined to be caused by Electrical Wiring

August 8—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a West Seattle house fire was accidental, caused by electrical wiring.

At 6:43 a.m. firefighters responded to a 4800 block of 25th Av SW for an automatic fire alarm. The first arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the 1-story home with basement. Firefighters rescued two young adult males from inside the heavy smoke filled home. Both males declined medical treatment.

Firefighters completely extinguished the fire in 10 minutes. The fire was contained to a back bedroom.

Seattle Police Officers were called in to investigate items found in the basement of the home. The investigation is ongoing.

The fire caused $15,000 in damage.