The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. informs that at approximately 3 a.m. on November 3rd, firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm in a single family home.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the fire while homeowners were away.
The homeowners accidently left a candle burning when they left the home. Fire sprinklers prevented the fire from spreading.
The fire code for this development required residential sprinklers and the residence would have likely sustained extensive fire damage if the sprinkler system was not installed.
The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to survey their homes for hazardous conditions prior to leaving the residence unoccupied, to practice home escape routes frequently and to protect your home with properly installed and functioning smoke detectors.