PRESS RELEASE: Redmond Firefighters Extinguish House Fire

Press Release

Redmond Firefighters Extinguish House Fire

November 29, 2018

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager 

Redmond, WA – Firefighters from the Redmond Fire Department extinguished a house fire Tuesday evening with the assistance of the Kirkland and Woodinville Fire Departments. Firefighters responded to a home off NE 114th Way in Redmond to find heavy smoke coming from the garage with a car on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished by fire personnel with the help of the home’s sprinkler system. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“With the automatic activation of the residential fire sprinkler system, this fire event was quickly and successfully contained to the garage. Incoming crews were able to rapidly extinguish the fire with no reported injuries,” stated Todd Short, Fire Marshal. “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.”

For questions and more information contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on