Five departments respond to Bothell house fire

Crews from five separate fire departments, including Bothell Fire and E.M.S., responded to a single family residence fire at 5 p.m. on Nov. 14 at 108th Place NE in Bothell.

Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames visible from structure. Firefighters extinguished the fire after taking an aggressive exterior attack and then transitioned into an interior attack. The homeowners were home when the fire started and evacuated safely. No injuries to report at this time.

The Bothell Police Department, along with Shoreline Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department, Woodinville Fire and Rescue and Snohomish Fire District 7, also responded to the incident.

The single family residence endured significant fire, smoke, and water damage. The Red Cross is working with the family to address immediate needs.

An estimated cost of damage has not yet been determined. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.

The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to practice home escape routes frequently and identify a meeting place outside. Additionally, practice crawling low to the ground when escaping a fire. The number one killer in residential fires is smoke inhalation.