Residents suffer minor burns, smoke inhalation in Bothell house fire

Two residents suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation as the result of a single-family house fire last night at 21705 Sixth Ave. W. in Bothell.

At 9:39 p.m., crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Northshore Fire Department and Shoreline Fire Department responded to the blaze and found smoke and flames coming from the roof. The fire had spread quickly from the kitchen to the attic after occupants attempted to rapidly extinguish a cooking fire with a dry chemical extinguisher.

The two occupants of the home were transported to a local hospital; there are no firefighter injuries to report at this time.

After investigation, the official cause of the fire was an accidental cooking fire started in the kitchen.  The home endured significant fire, smoke and water damage. The current damage estimate is $200,000.

* A note from City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S.: practice home escape routes frequently and identify a meeting place outside.  Additionally, practice crawling low to the ground when escaping a fire. The No. 1 killer in residential fires is smoke inhalation.  Protect your family by having several working smoke alarms installed in your home and check the batteries at least twice a year.

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