UPDATED Fire Breaks Out at Heronfield Apartments, 18 Fire and Aid Vehicles Respond (Photos)

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On Wednesday evening at about 8:30 p.m., a fire broke out at the Heronfield Apartments in Totem Lake. The Kirkland Fire Department responded with aid from neighboring cities. A total of 18 units were on the scene. Traffic along NE 124th Street was restricted to one lane for much of the night. No injuries were reported and no one was displaced from their homes.

UPDATED 02-09-2011 @ 11:47PM

Kirkland Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Sanford was able to share some details about the fire this evening by phone. The Kirkland Fire Department received the first alarm at 8:24 p.m. and was the first to arrive on scene. The fire started in the cabana/office building and adjacent pool. No one was injured or displaced as a result of the fire. There is no known cause at this time and the fire is still under investigation. There is no reason to suspect arson was the cause.

In total, eighteen units from Kirkland, Woodinville, Bothell and Redmond responded including 3 aid units, 7 engines, 3 ladder trucks and 2 command vehicles.

The fire took approximately sixty minutes to extinguish.

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Eyewitness accounts and photos from a fire Wednesday night which brought aid from Kirkland, Woodinville, Bothell and Redmond Fire Departments

[box]The following eyewitness report is from people on the scene of a large fire which broke out Wednesday night in Kirkland. We have contacted the Kirkland Police Department for details and we will update this story as details come in.[/box]

On Wednesday evening at about 9:00 p.m., the Kirkland Fire Department responded to a call at the Heronfield Apartments located at 11105 NE 123rd Lane in Kirkland. According to eyewitness accounts, the fire broke out at in the office of the apartment complex located just southwest of the QFC on NE 124th Street  and west to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel (also a stone's throw to the north of the future location of Kirkland's off-leash dog park).

First to arrive on the scene was the Kirkland Fire Department followed by Bothell. Initially there was only smoke visible but as the building was vented, flames grew. Initially there were four firefighters on the roof of the building. When the ladder truck was on scene, firefighters began cutting open the roof.

Police cordoned off the area and allowed only single file traffic past the scene and had to direct onlookers off of the roadway.

There were no known injuries due to the fire.

A special thank you to Katherine Winder, who called us
from the scene and sent us these photos.