Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Kirkland fire department responds to early morning fire in Rose Hill

Crews from Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville and Eastside Fire and Rescue also responded to the fire at Rose Hill Village.

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:12am
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Kirkland firefighters responded to multiple reports of a fire in the Rose Hill Village at 3 a.m., Sept. 12.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire coming from the east side of the building, located in the 12600 block of Northeast 85th Street, and coming from the roof, according to a city of Kirkland press release. The magnitude of the fire caused a request for additional resources to the scene.

Firefighters initially attacked the fire from inside the building, but withdrew to the exterior due to fire in the attic space, the release states.

The fire caused Northeast 85th Street between 126th Avenue Northeast and 132nd Avenue Northeast to be closed Wednesday morning. Two Kirkland firefighters experienced minor injuries and were treated at the scene. The fire was extinguished hours later, at about 7 a.m.

“I want to thank all the units that assisted us this morning including Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville and Eastside Fire and Rescue,” Kirkland Fire Chief Joe Sanford said in the release. “All the firefighters on the scene acted with the utmost professionalism in handling this situation.”

Though the fire has been extinguished, it is anticipated that crews will remain on the scene for most of the day to complete the investigation and continue putting out any hot spots.

The Reporter will update this story as more information becomes available.

Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Kirkland firefighters and Puget Sound Energy staff examine the aftermath of a four-hour fire that destroyed the Rose Hill Village. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

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