Thursday morning a house at 500 W. Republican St. on Lower Queen Anne suffered $150,000 in damage from a fire that started in the brush behind the home. The fire department believes the blaze was caused by smoking materials left on the deck. Firefighters received the call around 6:15 am and had it under control nearly an hour later. Luckily, the two renters who occupy the home were not in the house when the fire started. Please see the Seattle Times article for more information.