Overnight blaze destroys home in rural Preston

December 22, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

Brian Jarvis, a firefighter with Eastside Fire & Rescue Engine 72, sprays water into a window of a burning Preston family home Dec. 22. By Eastside Fire & Rescue

NEW — 5:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 2011

Eastside Fire & Rescue crews responded to a house fire in rural Preston at about 3 a.m. Thursday and, although the blaze leveled the home, the family inside escaped.

Firefighters responded to the Preston blaze, about five miles east of downtown Issaquah, after a report of fire on a forested stretch of roadway.

No occupant injuries resulted from the blaze.

Officials said the fire started in a carport adjacent to the home and then spread to the residence. Gasoline in the garage fueled the blaze.

The incident came less than a week after EFR and Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety crews responded to a house fire on Tiger Mountain after a FedEx driver spotted the blaze.

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