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Archive for 'Battalion 5 (SE Seattle)'

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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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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Firefighters Extricate Driver from Truck vs Bus Collision on Rainier Avenue South

March 7- Seattle firefighters spent half-an-hour extricating a mother from her pickup truck after a collision between the vehicle and a bus. At 12:53 p.m.  firefighters were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street for a car rescue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck with a smashed-in driver’s door. […]

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Tour Bus Fire Under Investigation

February 23- The cause of a fire inside the engine compartment of a bus parked at a bus maintenance yard remains under investigation. At 8:33 p.m. Sunday night, workers at the lot located in the 4500 block of West Marginal Way SW saw smoke and fire coming from a coach that was parked inside the lot. […]

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South Seattle Home Fire Caused by Overheated Electrical Cord

  January 22—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a house fire in South Seattle was accidental, caused by an overheated electrical cord. The damage estimate is $50,000. Just after 6 a.m., dispatchers received a 911 call reporting smoke and fire showing from the windows of a 2-story home located in the 2400 block of South Graham Street. […]

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2-Alarm Recycling Plant Fire Ruled as Accidental Fire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    December 31—Seattle Firefighters determined a two-alarm fire at a SODO recycling plant was an accidental fire. The cause was most likely the ignition of smoldering materials or spontaneous combustion of recycling materials. At 10:44 p.m. on December 30, a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a small fire in pile […]

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Beacon Hill House Fire Intentionally Set

December 29–Seattle Fire Investigators determined a Beacon Hill house fire on Sunday Night was intentionally set. At 5:15 p.m. on Sunday December 28, 2014 Firefighter/Dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire at a home located in the 1800 block of South McClellan Street. Neighbors knocked on the door of […]

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Seattle Fire Responses to Saturday Night Wind Storm

October 27–Saturday’s wind storm caused an increase in emergency responses by the Seattle Fire Department. We saw a 13% increase for the day over the previous Saturday. Between 7 p.m. and midnight, the firefighters responded to 17 Automatic Fire Alarms or Alarm Bells ringing at business and residential buildings. At 7:40 p.m. at 4700 Ravenna […]

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Seattle Firefighters Hit the Books to Promote Children’s Literacy

Seattle-The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. The Firefighter Story Times at the Seattle Public Library is part of October’s Fire Prevention Month. Seattle Firefighters will read No Dragons for Tea to dozens of preschool children […]

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Off-Duty Firefighter Assists in Heavy Rescue in Columbia City

                      August 28—An off-duty Seattle Firefighter extinguished multiple spot fires and assisted in rescuing three trapped family members after an SUV plowed into a Columbia City hair salon and Greek restaurant this afternoon. The multi-agency incident began at 1:15 p.m. when an SUV plowed through […]

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