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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Firefighters Rescue Man from Burning Central Area Home

August 20—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined the cause of an early morning house fire was accidental, caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. At 1:53 a.m. a resident called 911 after seeing smoke and flames coming from their next door neighbor’s home located in the 1800 block of South Lane Street. The neighbor ran next door […]


Firefighters Rescue and Revive Cats Trapped in Burning Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 26—Seattle Firefighter/Paramedics resuscitated two cats that were overcome by smoke in a house fire in Columbia City. The first call to 911 came in at 7:14 p.m. after a neighbor spotted smoke pouring from the back deck of a home located in the 3200 block of South Hudson Street. When firefighters from […]


Helicopter crashes near the Space Needle

At 7:40 this morning a KOMO TV News helicopter carrying two people crashed onto Broad Street near 5th Avenue igniting three cars.  The pilot and news photographer onboard were killed instantly in the crash.  A 37-year old man who was in the car hit by helicopter debris was transported to Harborview Medical Center with third […]


Denver Fire Chief Pays Off Football Wager With Seattle Fire Chief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         March 14— While wearing Quarterback Russell Wilson’s Seahawk Jersey, Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean installed a donated smoke detector at a Beacon Hill resident’s home. The free installation was payoff for a friendly Big Game wager between Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade and Seattle Fire Chief Dean. In January, the Chiefs of Seattle Fire […]


Smoke Alarm Helps Sleeping Residents Escape House Fire

February 22—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a roof fire at a home located in the Rainier Beach area of Seattle was accidental and caused by an electrical fire near the exterior porch light. At 12:03 a.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from a the roof of a one-story home […]


Leschi Residential Complex Fire Caused by Unattended Food on the Stove

January 17—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined an early morning fire at a Leschi residential complex was accidental, caused by unattended food on the stove. At 4:43 a.m. multiple 911 calls came into firefighter/dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire in a residential unit located in the 300 block of 28th Avenue South. Engine […]


Mount Baker Building Explosion Investigation

  January 7— At 1 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department responded to a report of an explosion without fire or smoke at a one-story building located in the 2800 block of South McClellan Street. Firefighters arrived and evacuated the flower shop located in the front of the building. The explosion occurred inside one of 3 […]