At 4:45 p.m. Thursday, the Bothell Fire Department (BFD) responded to an apartment fire in the 23000 block of 27th Avenue Southeast.
Kirsten Clemons, public information officer for BFD, said there were people in the building at the time of the fire, but they were evacuated and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The fire was mostly contained to the attic and Clemons said that was where most of the fire damage was. There was not much damage to the living space, she said.
Clemons added that firefighters were able to get the fire under control and extinguished pretty quickly after arriving on the scene.
BFD does not know the cause of the fire yet, she said.
Ofcs assist w/ traffic as Bothell Fire works to extinguish fire @ an apt at 228 ST SE and Fitzgerald Rd. Fitzgerald closed B/T 229 / 231. pic.twitter.com/FI4qaoOA5T
— Bothell Police (@BothellPolice) June 9, 2017
The Bothell Police Department (BPD) posted on its Twitter page that officers assisted with traffic as BFD worked to extinguish the fire. According to the tweet, which was posted at about 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Fitzgerald Road was closed between 229th and 231st. At about 6 p.m., BPD tweeted that the road was cleared in both directions but fire crews were still on the scene.
The Reporter will add to this story as more information becomes available.