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Two Alarm Fire Damages Two Beacon Hill Homes

July 2—A two-alarm fire at two Beacon Hill homes is still under investigation. On Wednesday July 1 at 9 p.m., multiple 911 calls poured into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a loud explosion and fire at a home locate in the 3500 block of S Portland Street. While responding, Engine Company 33 saw a large […]

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Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals!

Do not use consumer fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle without a permit from the Seattle Fire Department. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. Celebrate Independence Day by attending a public fireworks display. Did you know? In 2013, an estimated 11,400 people went to the emergency room for […]

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Two Alarm Fire Causes $350,000 Damage in University District

    Seattle-At 3:40 a.m.  a Firefighter/Dispatcher at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a fire at a house under construction in the 5500 block of 12th Avenue NE in the University District. When firefighters arrived they found flames shooting ten feet from the roof of the under construction town home complex. […]

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Car Blocks Hydrant at SODO Commercial Building Fire

April 24—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire in a commercial building in SODO was accidental, caused by an overheated ventilation fan. The damage estimate is more than $60,000 to the structure and contents. At 9:41 a.m. a call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from a 2-story commercial building in the 2400 […]

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University District Fire Caused by Unattended Candles

April 22- Seattle Fire Investigators determined a basement bedroom fire was accidental caused by unattended candles in a basement bedroom. The damage estimate is $50,000 to the structure and $15,000 to the contents. At 11:18 a.m. multiple people called the Fire Alarm Center to report a large column of black smoke coming from the 2-story […]

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Capitol Hill Fatal House Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

April 16—Seattle Fire Investigators ruled a fatal Capitol Hill house fire was accidental caused by improperly discarded smoking materials in a chair.  The fire caused $150,000 damage to the residence and $50,000 damage to the contents of the 2-story home. Multiple callers reported the fire to the Fire Alarm Center at 8:51 a.m.  reporting smoke […]

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Second Fire at Same House in One Month

February 25—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a house fire on 16th Avenue was accidental, caused by an overheated oil radiator. The damage estimate is $50,000 to the fire house and $50,000 to the home to the north. Just minutes before midnight, a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire at a two-story home […]

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Firefighter Burned Fighting Commercial Furnace Fire

February 23- A Seattle Firefighter will be moved to the burn unit overnight at Harborview Medical Center after suffering 1st and 2nd degree burns while fighting a furnace fire at a commercial building on Harbor Island. Just minutes after 9 a.m., firefighters were called to a metal business located in the 3400 block of 13th […]

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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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