Apartment roof fire results in $20,000 damage
After a fire was doused earlier in the day on March 5, a smoldering apartment roof reignited and caused $20,000 worth of damage in Phinney Ridge, according to the Seattle Fire Department Fireline Blog.
At 6:50 p.m., dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire on a roof of a four-story, 21-unit apartment complex located at 7100 block of Greenwood Ave N.
Luckily, Phinney Ridge Engine Company 21 was quick to act, arriving three minutes later. By then, three feet of flames were sprouting out of the Northwest part of the roof. Firefighters ran a hose line up and doused a five-foot-by-five foot section of the roof.
The occupant of the apartment right below the fire was evacuated and was provided temporary housing by Red Cross. Both he and his cat are unharmed and safe.
As for the rest of the residents, they were able to reoccupy their rooms within the hour.
Just in case the fire felt like part three, "Return of the Fire," firefighters stayed outside overnight to make sure it wouldn't reignite.
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