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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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