Patrick Robinson
The contents of the garage and house at 9420 30th S.W. were strewn in the driveway following a fire that destroyed the home on the morning of Jan. 26.

Fire destroys home near Roxhill Elementary on 30th Ave. S.W.

3 residents and a dog got out safely

A fire broke out in the morning of Jan. 26 at a home at 9430 30th Ave. S.W. just north of Roxhill Elementary School. It apparently began in the garage of the house and resident Eileen Riddle, her husband and daughter barely managed to get out of the house. Riddle told the West Seattle Herald that she managed to grab her keys to her truck, and dressed in pajamas jumped in the truck, and backed it out away from the flames, though it suffered some damage. Her husband and daughter also managed to get out safely.

Riddle said, "I woke up at 7:15 this morning and I heard noise out in the house and walked out into the garage and it was engulfed and we just hightailed out of the house. My husband, my daughter and I and our dog. Then the fire department showed up. The Red Cross gave us a little debit card to help us through till tomorrow."

She said her brother was working on a place for them to stay for a few days until they can work something out with the insurance company.

Fire investigators on the scene have not yet determined a cause and no estimate of damages was as yet released.

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