Patrick Robinson
Six people had to flee the smoke and flames from a basement fire in this house on 35th SW on Tuesday, Feb. 26. No one was injured.

UPDATE: Fire drives 6 from home on 35th; Caused by electrical cord

UPDATE 10:45pm

The Seattle Fire Department has released the cause of a fire in the 8600 block of 35th SW on Tuesday night. The triplex basement fire was "caused by overheated electrical cord. Damage estimate is $125k to structure $25k to contents."

Original Post
A "standard basement fire" drove six people from a home at 8608 35th SW on Tuesday Feb. 26 around 7:30pm. Seattle Fire Department Deputy Chief James Woodbury said, "We arrived after several reports of flames visible from the house and when we arrived we found flames and heavy smoke coming from the front side of the house from the front side of the basement. There were six people in the house and most of them self evacuated but a couple of others we assisted. There are no known injuries."

All the people were examined by EMT personnel and checked out fine. Red Cross came to assist the people.

Chief Woodbury thought it was unlikely the occupants could return to the house and the fire investigators were going to examine the scene to try and determine a cause.

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