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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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Two Alarm West Seattle Apartment Fire Injures 2 Firefighters

A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a West Seattle two-alarm apartment fire was accidental caused by combustibles placed too close to an electrical baseboard heater. On Saturday November 29th, dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting an alarm going off inside a 4-story apartment building located in the 3800 block of Beach […]

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Firefighers Put Out Car Fire After Car Plows Into Daycare Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seattle Firefighters extinguished a fire inside a car after the speeding vehicle plowed into a downtown daycare center this morning. No one was injured after the car drove through a large plate glass window and smashed through the daycare’s bathroom. At 2:14 a.m., an automatic fire alarm inside the childcare facility alerted dispatchers to […]

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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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