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Photos courtesy Laurie Fuller‎.

[caption id="attachment_102470" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Photo courtesy Daniel Madril Jr. Photo courtesy Daniel Madril Jr.[/caption] A house fire broke out in the 500 block of S. 152nd Street (map below) Friday afternoon (July 29), just east of Highline High School. The call came in shortly after 5 p.m., and the cause is under investigation but appears accidental, authorities said. The fire started in the basement, and had already burned through the first floor and into the second floor and attic when firefighters arrived. Crews entered the home into the basement, first and second floor, and did interior operations for about 26 minutes. The onscene commander decided it was too dangerous to be working inside and withdrew all personnel. Defensive positions were then set up on the exterior. Due to the outside temperature, a second alarm was called. “There were o civilian injuries, but two firefighters went to Highline Medical Center with heat related issues,” Fire Chief Mike Marrs told The B-Town Blog. The house will probably be a total loss. “We had a crew there through the night knocking down hotspots and smoldering contents,” Marrs added. As we gather more information, we’ll update this post (refresh page to see latest news)… ]]>