A large, 2-alarm fire destroyed a golf course home near the end of Fairway Place SE on Snoqualmie Ridge overnight, June 7, 2019. The fire started around 11:30PM.
SFD Chief Mark Correira said this is the same home that caught fire in early August 2018 when investigators said a compost bin spontaneously combusted.
The home was empty and under construction to repair damages from the August fire when it caught fire this time. Bellevue FD, Eastside Fire & Rescue, Fall City FD and Woodinville FD all responded to assist Snoqualmie crews battle the blaze that was so large it could be seen from the lower Snoqualmie Valley.
According to witnesses, no less than 10 fire trucks responded. Snoqualmie city councilmember Sean Sundwall, who was at the scene, said neighboring homes took on some water damage, but the fire did not spread. Another neighbor said one adjacent home suffered broken windows and the other neighboring home experienced some fire damage.
KOMO News reported two firefighters suffered minor injures and one was taken to the hospital with a knee injury. SFD Chief Correira said the cause of the fire is under investigation and they are awaiting the official determination from the King County Fire Investigator. He did say, though, from the initial investigation, it did not appear to be arson.