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South Seattle Fire Determine to be Intentionally Set

May 19–Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire inside a two-story South Seattle home is an intentionally set fire. At 3:45 p.m. a passerby called 911 to report smoke coming from the home located in the 10400 block of 67th Avenue South.  Simultaneously, the Seattle Police Department responded after the homeowner called 911 to report a […]

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West Seattle Fire Caused $70,000 in Damage

Fire Investigators determined a basement fire in a 2-story home was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials under the porch of the house.  The damage estimate is $50,000 the building and   $20,000 to the contents. The 911 call came in at 5:46 a.m. reporting smoke coming from the back of a home located in the […]

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West Seattle Auto Shop Fire caused by Overheated Electrical Wiring

May 8-  Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire at a West Seattle auto repair shop was accidental, caused by overheated electrical wiring inside an office. The damage estimate is $70,000. At 9:49 p.m. Dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting flames inside an auto repair shop. When Engine Company 11 arrived […]

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West Seattle Two Alarm Fire is Ruled as Accidental

May 1—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a two-alarm fire that damaged three homes was accidental, caused by an improperly installed heater on a back porch. The damage estimate is $2.7 million dollars total for all three homes. On Thursday April 30th at 4:44 p.m., multiple 911 calls came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting smoke coming […]

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Car Drives Through North Seattle Restaurant

April 24- Seattle Firefighters responded to a North Seattle restaurant after a car plowed through the front window of the business. At 11:17 a.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a car into a building in the 13500 block of Aurora Avenue North with a person possibly trapped. The driver told […]

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Car Blocks Hydrant at SODO Commercial Building Fire

April 24—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire in a commercial building in SODO was accidental, caused by an overheated ventilation fan. The damage estimate is more than $60,000 to the structure and contents. At 9:41 a.m. a call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from a 2-story commercial building in the 2400 […]

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University District Fire Caused by Unattended Candles

April 22- Seattle Fire Investigators determined a basement bedroom fire was accidental caused by unattended candles in a basement bedroom. The damage estimate is $50,000 to the structure and $15,000 to the contents. At 11:18 a.m. multiple people called the Fire Alarm Center to report a large column of black smoke coming from the 2-story […]

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Seattle Firefighters Rescue Driver Trapped in Car after Collision with Train

April 20- Seattle Firefighter worked for 15 minutes to extricate a driver of a car struck by a light rail train at 7150 M L King Jr Way S. The initial 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center at 11:13 a.m. reporting the car versus train collision with the driver of the car trapped. […]

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North Seattle House Fire Still Under Investigation

4:50 p.m. UPDATE: Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was accidental/electrical, caused by an overheated amplifier seen in the picture in the post. April 16— At 12:53 p.m. a neighbor reporting smoke coming from the eaves of a house in the 300 block of North 100th Street. Firefighters arrived and found a fire […]

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Capitol Hill Fatal House Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

April 16—Seattle Fire Investigators ruled a fatal Capitol Hill house fire was accidental caused by improperly discarded smoking materials in a chair.  The fire caused $150,000 damage to the residence and $50,000 damage to the contents of the 2-story home. Multiple callers reported the fire to the Fire Alarm Center at 8:51 a.m.  reporting smoke […]

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