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Archive for December, 2012

Eastlake Abandoned House Fire Cause Ruled as Accidental

December 31-A Sunday morning fire at an abandoned Eastlake house caused an estimated $45,000 in damage according to a Seattle Fire Investigator. At 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, December 30, a 911 caller reported flames showing from a house located in the 2800 block of Fairview Avenue East. Engine Company 22 arrived first to find significant […]

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Home Cooking Fire Safety Tips

Recent Seattle home fires caused by unattended cooking are reminders about the precautions all people who use a stove should take before turning on a burner. Cooking-related fires are the number one cause of home fires. Safety Precautions • Do not leave cooking unattended on the stove. A serious fire can start in just seconds. […]

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Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials to Blame for Chirstmas Morning Fire

December 25—The fire that trapped a wheelchair bound woman in her burning home was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials according to a Seattle Fire Investigator. On 7:22 a.m. Christmas morning, a neighbor called 911 to report windows breaking due to a fire at his neighbor’s house. Green Lake Engine Company 16 arrived to find […]

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Electricity to Blame for Seward Park House Fire

December 26—An early morning house fire on Seward Park Avenue South was caused by an overheated electrical wiring according to Seattle Fire Investigators. The fire caused 60 thousand dollars damage to the home and 10 thousand dollars damage to the contents. At 7:20 a.m. a neighbor called 911 to report flames coming from a home […]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety During Power Outages

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause severe illness or death. Carbon Monoxide is found in all fires, as well as fumes produced by charcoal or gas. It is produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges and heating systems. CO poisoning […]

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Fatal Crown Hill Fire Still Under Investigation

December 12 –Seattle Fire Investigators are calling a fatal fire in Crown Hill undetermined. Investigators are waiting for the results of the medical examiners autopsy before determining the final cause of the fire. On Tuesday December 11, 2012 at 7:34 p.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls regarding a fire at […]

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Don’t Forget Safety This Holiday Season

The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights can be temptation for the use of overloaded […]

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