No one injured in car fire, but nearby condo damaged
Last night, curious neighbors may have heard a boom and a fire as a locked, empty minivan apparently fell victim to spontaneous combustion.
Around 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, the Seattle Fire Department responded to a call about a car fire at the 5700 block of NW 58th St. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames in ten minutes, but the fire had already crawled up the side of a four-story condo building, damaging one of the windows. The damage is estimated to be $8,250.
Investigators believe the fire was accidental and caused by an overheated electrical system. There were no injuries, but someone lost a minivan.