Kirkland Fire investigates house fire fatality; Cause of fire unknown

At approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, multiple units from the Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) responded to a house fire in the 7300 block of 120th Avenue NE. Emergency dispatch calls reported flames on the front porch, door and roof.  Upon arrival, KFD noted the approximately 1,500 square foot structure was 75 percent involved. Fire attack was conducted from three directions toward the structure. At the time of arrival, it was not known if the home was occupied, and the structure was deemed unsafe to conduct a search. However, from the exterior, fire crews observed a deceased person through the bedroom window. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Kirkland Fire Investigators and the identification of the occupant will be released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The structure is a complete loss. Fire support was provided by the City of Redmond and City of Bellevue Fire Departments.