Fire heavily damages Delridge home as four escape unharmed

Seattle firefighters battle a blaze at a home in the Deldridge neighborhood (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE -- Four people escaped a large fire at a home in Seattle's Delridge neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

The home and a two-car garage in the 7700 block of 14th Ave. SW were heavily damaged by the fire, which started just after midnight and is currently being investigated.

"When we arrived, fire was coming from all sides of the home, especially the back side of the home," said Kristen Tinsley, spokesperson for Seattle Fire.

Crews had to use a defensive strategy to put out the flames, taking more than an hour to get them under control. They managed to prevent the fire from spreading to other nearby homes.

The Red Cross is assisting six total people following the incident, although only four were home at the time of the fire, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Nobody was injured.

Fire investigators ruled the fire as accidental, saying it was caused by overheated electrical equipment in the void space above the basement kitchen. The fire caused an estimated loss $450,000 in damage.

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