Firefighters battle blaze at former station

July 3, 2013

By Michele Mihalovich

NEW β€” 5:35 p.m. July 3, 2013

Eastside Fire & Rescue station No. 72 had the strange honor of putting a fire out at their old station house.

EFR Deputy Chief of Operations Greg Tryon said firefighters first got a call about the smell of smoke at 4:22 p.m. July 3, which he said was then quickly upgraded to a structure fire.

The building, a manufactured home firefighters slept in at the old station, near the corner of 17th Avenue Northwest and Maple Avenue Northwest, was not believed to be occupied, Tryon said.

β€œIt’s currently considered suspicious, and is being investigated by King County fire investigators and the Issaquah Police,” he said of the blaze.

The fire, which took about 15 minutes to get under control, was in the crawlspace of the building near a wood porch.

Tryon said the firefighters moved out of the old station about a year and a half ago.

 

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