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Kirkland kitchen fire prompts street closure off of Juanita Drive

Firefighters respond to a kitchen fire on Finn Hill on Friday morning. - Courtesy photo/Kirkland Fire Department
Firefighters respond to a kitchen fire on Finn Hill on Friday morning.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Kirkland Fire Department

Firefighters laid 500 feet of hose Friday morning to douse a house fire on Finn Hill.

"When the first units arrived on the scene the flames were visible," said Kirkland Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Dettmer. "The driveway was very tight and the closest hydrant was 500 feet away on Juanita Drive."

The fire took place in the 12600 block of 80th Ave. NE. All the responding units were forced onto the street, along with the supply line. Kirkland police blocked access from Northeast Juanita Drive to 128th Avenue Northeast for a few hours Friday morning.

The call came in to 911 dispatchers at 7:32 a.m. and three departments, including Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond and Northshore, were called to respond. In all, seven units responded to the scene.

"Nobody was hurt and all the occupants were evacuated," Dettmer said. "It was a small kitchen fire and it was put out pretty quickly."

The Kirkland Fire Department is still conducting an investigation into the cause.

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