Woman, two dogs rescued from burning home on Finn Hill in Kirkland

Kirkland firefighters rescued a woman and two dogs from a burning house on Thursday on Finn Hill.

“Flames were visible coming from the back of the house when crews arrived,” Kirkland firefighter and department spokesperson Mark Jung said. “They quickly developed a rescue plan for the person inside and made their way in.”

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. and crews were able to escort the woman out the front door of the home. The adult resident was treated at the scene, in the 9300 block of NE 143rd St., by the fire crew and then transported to EvergreenHealth hospital via ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.

Two dogs also had to be rescued from the home and one was reportedly resuscitated. Both were transported to a local veterinarian clinic. One of the dogs had minor injuries while the condition of the other dog was uncertain and it may have died, according to Jung.

At least 11 emergency vehicles responded to the fire from Kirkland, Redmond, Northshore, Bothell and Woodinville.

Kirkland Fire Department officials are still investigating the cause and extent of the dammage caused by the blaze but are certain that it started in the kitchen of the home.