Crews from multiple agencies responded to a two-alarm fire in Kirkland. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Crews from multiple agencies responded to a two-alarm fire in Kirkland. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Kirkland, other crews respond to two-alarm house fire in Totem Lake

One male and a dog were able to get out of the house, there are no injuries and everyone has been accounted for.

The Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) responded to a single-family house fire at the 13300 block of 117th Avenue Northeast in the Totem Lake neighborhood the morning if June 26.

The two-alarm fire began Wednesday morning and quickly spread to a neighboring home, according to a press release.

Kirkland deputy fire chief Dave Van Valkenburg, who was on the scene, said one male and a dog were able to get out of the house and there are no injuries and everyone has been accounted for.

In addition to KFD, fire and medical crews from the Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell and Northshore fire departments as well as Woodinville Fire and Rescue responded to scene. There were firefighters on the roof of the homes with chainsaws, cutting out sections of the roof.

Glenn Battenfield, who lives across the street from the two homes, called 911 sometime between 9:20 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and said the dispatcher was already aware of the fire. Fire officials said the blaze started in the back yard of the first house and Kirkland firefighters were dispatched around 9:15 a.m.

Firefighters got the fire under control by 10:15 a.m. but efforts to extinguish the fire continued. The fire is under investigation and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The fire reached the second story and attic of the first house and largely caused external and smoke damage to the second.

As of 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, roads in the area remained closed and will be for some time as firefighters continue their work, the release state.

Updates will be available on the city of Kirkland website and social media channels.




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There were no injuries and everyone from the two homes were accounted for. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

There were no injuries and everyone from the two homes were accounted for. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

The fire was under control by 10:15 a.m. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

The fire was under control by 10:15 a.m. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

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