Capitol Hill Vacant House Fire Still Under Investigation

October 3- An early morning house fire at a vacant Capitol Hill house remains under investigation. The case has been turned over to Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad for further investigation.

At 2:47 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire inside the two-story home located in the 1100 block of East John Street. Engine Company 25 arrived to find a well involved fire inside several rooms of the vacant house with basement. Firefighters searched the residence and did not find anyone inside.

It appears the fire started on the first floor and extended up to the second floor. Firefighters controlled the fire within 10 minutes. It took 35 minutes to completely extinguish the flames.

Medics transported one firefighter, who was not involved in fighting the fire, to Harborview Medical Center with a medical condition, stable condition where he was evaluated and released.