2-alarm fire burns roof of Capitol Hill's Prag House -KOMO News

"SEATTLE -- A Seattle firefighter suffered minor injuries battling a 2-alarm fire that caused significant damage to the roof of Capitol Hill's Prag House Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters say the blaze began in the 107-year-old mansion's attic just after noon and video from Air4 showed large flames erupting from the roof.

"While we were fighting the fire, one firefighter did have ceiling material drop on him and was minorly injured," said Kyle Moore with Seattle Fire. "He was taken to Harborivew Medical Center to be checked out."

Six people inside the home when the fire began made it out safely and no one else was hurt.

Hugo Caplow was two blocks away when he saw the smoke and heard the alarms. He rushed toward the burning home.

"The flames were around 10 feet high and smoke was billowing throughout the whole roof," he said. "It was chaos... I thought the whole building was going to burn down at one point."


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