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Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

  The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires.  Other holiday-related home fires involve heating and electrical sources. Here are a few safety tips to make your Thanksgiving safer: Keep an adult by the stove while cooking your […]

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Fremont Fatal Apartment Fire Causes Quarter Million Dollars in Damage

OVERNIGHT UPDATE: Address change to 3612 2nd Avenue NW from original reported address of 200 block of NW 39th Street. November 7—A two-alarm fire in Fremont has taken the life of a man in his 80’s and seriously injured a second man. This is still an active fire investigation with the case being classified as […]

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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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Capitol Hill Vacant House Fire Still Under Investigation

October 3- An early morning house fire at a vacant Capitol Hill house remains under investigation. The case has been turned over to Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad for further investigation. At 2:47 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire inside the two-story home located in […]

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Two Alarm Fire in Fremont Building

October 1, 2014—The Seattle Fire Investigators ruled the fire at 434 N 35th Street as undetermined. Due to concerns regarding the structural integrity of the building, investigators were not able to enter the building and examine evidence to determine a cause. At 12:53 p.m.. on Tuesday September 30th a 911 came into dispatchers at the […]

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West Seattle Vacant House Fire Causes $55,000 in Damage

August 26—A Seattle Fire Investigator is classifying the cause of West Seattle house fire as undetermined.  The damage estimate is $55,000. The Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting dark heavy smoke coming from a vacant house located in the 9200 block of 26th Avenue SW. The first arriving engine company found all the […]

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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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West Seattle House Fire Determined to be caused by Electrical Wiring

August 8—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a West Seattle house fire was accidental, caused by electrical wiring. At 6:43 a.m. firefighters responded to a 4800 block of 25th Av SW for an automatic fire alarm. The first arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the 1-story home with basement. Firefighters rescued two young adult […]

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Firefighters Save Cat from Burning West Seattle Home

      June 28—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a Delridge house fire was caused by an overheated power cord in the downstairs bedroom. The cause is considered accidental, electrical. Four people, three cats and about a half-dozen chickens survived fire this morning. At 11:19 a.m. the tenants of a home located in the 6500 […]

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Oily Towels the Cause of Early Morning Fremont Laundromat Fire

July 21—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire in a Fremont Laundromat was caused by an exothermic chemical reaction initiated by the clothes dryer and heat. At 2:00 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames visible from a commercial Laundromat located near the intersection of Fremont Avenue North and […]

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