South Seattle Fire Determine to be Intentionally Set

May 19–Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire inside a two-story South Seattle home is an intentionally set fire.

At 3:45 p.m. a passerby called 911 to report smoke coming from the home located in the 10400 block of 67th Avenue South.  Simultaneously, the Seattle Police Department responded after the homeowner called 911 to report a burglary.

When Engine Company 33 arrived on scene they found smoke and flames coming from the first floor of the two-story home with basement. The front door of the home was open when firefighters arrived on scene.

Firefighters searched the house and did not find any occupants inside. Later, the owners arrived at the fire scene and they indicated they were not living in the home during a remodeling project.

The fire began in the living room of the house and extended to the walls and ceiling causing spreading though the void spaces. Firefighters prevented the fire from extending to the rest of the house.  It took 20 minutes to completely extinguish the flames. The first and second floor of the home suffered smoke damage.

The damage estimate is $100,000.

There were no injuries.

The Seattle Police Department Arson Bomb Squad is investigating the case.