KIRKLAND, Wash.(September) – Just after 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, the Kirkland Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire at Rose Hill Village, located at 12655 NE 85th Street, Kirkland, WA.
Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy fire coming on the east side of the building and coming from the roof. The magnitude of the fire caused a request for additional resources to the scene. Initially firefighters attacked the fire from inside the building, but withdrew to the exterior due to fire in the attic space. The fire caused NE 85th Street between 126th Ave NE and 132nd Ave NE to be closed this morning. Two Kirkland firefighters experienced minor injuries, and were treated at the scene. The fire was extinguished hours later, at approximately 7:00 a.m.
“I want to thank all the units that assisted us this morning including Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville, and Eastside Fire and Rescue,” said Fire Chief Joe Sanford. “All the firefighters on the scene acted with the utmost professionalism in handling this situation.”
Though the fire has been extinguished, it is anticipated that crews will remain on the scene for most of the day to complete the investigation and continue putting out any hot spots.