July 2—A two-alarm fire at two Beacon Hill homes is still under investigation. On Wednesday July 1 at 9 p.m., multiple 911 calls poured into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a loud explosion and fire at a home locate in the 3500 block of S Portland Street. While responding, Engine Company 33 saw a large […][More]
Firefighters rescued a female in her 60’s who was hit by the top of a 100 foot plus tree that fell on top of her while swimming in a community pool. The pool accident occurred at 2:14 p.m. in the 13000 block of 25th Ave NE. When firefighters arrived the female was under the tree […][More]
Do not use consumer fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle without a permit from the Seattle Fire Department. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. Celebrate Independence Day by attending a public fireworks display. Did you know? In 2013, an estimated 11,400 people went to the emergency room for […][More]
June 25—Seattle Firefighters quick actions saved three West Seattle homes from burning after a crane hit high power lines and burst into flames. At 8:21 a.m. multiple 911 calls came into firefighter/dispatchers and the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from a crane located in an alley in the 4700 block of SW Andover Street. […][More]
June 25, 2015– As the weather heats up the Seattle Fire Department has responded to an increase in warm weather-related fires involving dry grass, bark and shrubs. Since June 1, 2015 Seattle Firefighters have responded to 115 bark fires and 53 brush fires. One example occurred this week on Tuesday June 24, 2015 when improperly […][More]
Posted: June 25th, 2015 under Fire Line.
Love your morning coffee machine and browsing on your computer? Just be sure they are not plugged into the same outlet! Your electrical outlets can only handle one high wattage appliance at a time. Portable high energy appliances include microwaves, hair dryers, toasters, crockpots, blender, computers, TV, fan, air conditioner, portable heater. Electrical fires are […][More]
Posted: June 22nd, 2015 under Fire Line.
Love your morning coffee machine and browsing on your computer? Just be sure they are not plugged into the same outlet! Your electrical outlets can only handle one high wattage appliance at a time. Portable high energy appliances include microwaves, hair dryers, toasters, crockpots, blender, computers, TV, fan, air conditioner, portable heater. Electrical […][More]
Posted: June 19th, 2015 under Fire Line.
Seattle-At 3:40 a.m. a Firefighter/Dispatcher at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a fire at a house under construction in the 5500 block of 12th Avenue NE in the University District. When firefighters arrived they found flames shooting ten feet from the roof of the under construction town home complex. […][More]
May 28—Seattle Firefighters extricated two patients from a car that flew off I-5 at mid-Boeing Field. Firefighters were dispatched to at 8:12 a.m. to reports of a car rolled down an embankment on the West Side of I-5. The first arriving firefighters found one patient ejected and two additional patients trapped inside a […][More]
May 24—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a house fire in the 600 block of NW 80th Street was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials on the back deck. At 11:07 a.m. firefighters were called to the house for reports of a back porch on fire. When firefighters arrived they found the 2-story home with basement […][More]