Fire causes $30,000 in damage to Issaquah Highlands home

December 28, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 11:20 a.m. Dec. 28, 2012

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the Issaquah Highlands just after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Eastside Fire & Rescue reached the empty home in the 1600 block of Northeast 24th Street at 8:22 p.m., five minutes after the call reached 911 dispatchers. Firefighters could see smoke and flames from the street, and worked to extinguish the fire in a second-floor bedroom and protect nearby residences.

Overall, eight units responded to the scene in the highlands neighborhood, and firefighters had the blaze under control by 8:43 p.m.

Firefighters estimated the damage at $30,000 overall — $20,000 for the structure and $10,000 for the contents damaged in the blaze. The fire did not cause any injuries.

Firefighters called a King County Fire Marshal’s Office investigator to the scene. The agency is investigating the cause of the blaze.

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