Smoke alarm alerts sleeping residents of Rainier Beach house fire

by: Web Staff Updated:

SEATTLE —

A smoke alarm alerted sleeping residents of a fire Saturday morning.

Firefighters responded to a 911 call placed at 12:03 a.m. reporting that flames were coming from a roof  of a one-story home located in the 6000 block of South Roxbury Street. They were able to extinguish the fire after 40 minutes.

 A man and a woman were woken up by their smoke alarm. Both were able to evacuate the house before firefighters arrived at the scene.

 Seattle Fire investigators determined that the roof fire was accidental and caused by an electrical fire near the exterior porch light. They estimated the damage loss at $45,000.

 There were no injuries.