Firefighters extinguish the garage fire in Redmond. The fire would have spread much more without the home’s sprinkler system. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Firefighters extinguish the garage fire in Redmond. The fire would have spread much more without the home’s sprinkler system. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Firefighters quell Redmond house fire

Firefighters from Redmond, Kirkland and Woodinville extinguished the fire with help from sprinklers.

Redmond, Kirkland and Woodinville firefighters extinguished a Redmond house fire on the evening of Nov. 27, with no reported injuries.

Firefighters responded to a home off Northeast 114th Way in Redmond to find heavy smoke coming from the garage with a car on fire.

“Incoming crews were able to rapidly extinguish the fire with no reported injuries,” said Todd Short, a Redmond fire marshal in a press release.

Fire personnel also received help from the home’s sprinkler system.

“With the automatic activation of the residential fire sprinkler system, this fire event was quickly and successfully contained to the garage,” Short said in the release. “It is estimated that in this case the sprinkler system kept the fire damage from being more extensive and saved over $100,000 in additional fire damage. This is a great example of the benefits of residential fire sprinklers and the reason that Redmond adopted a requirement for fire sprinklers in all newly built homes since 2007.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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