Archive for 'Fires'
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 […][More]
Posted: July 21st, 2014 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: exothermic reaction, Fremont, laundromat, oily rages, Seattle, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Department, spa towels, spontaneous combustion
July 15- Seattle Fire Investigators determined the cause of a home fire in West Seattle was a resident using an aerosol spray can with a lighter as a man-made blowtorch to attempt to exterminate a spider. The first 911 call came in at 8:27 p.m. reporting a wall fire in a home located […][More]
Posted: July 16th, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: ammunition, arachnid, blowtorch, firearms, Red Cross, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Spider, spray paint can, tenant, West Seattle
July 1—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire at a Capitol Hill apartment complex was caused by overheated electrical wiring inside the wall. The fire is being classified as accidental. At 9:39 p.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from an occupant of an apartment in the 2300 block of 10th Avenue […][More]
June 26—Seattle Fire Investigators have classified an overnight fire at a West Seattle playground as undetermined because there was no obvious source of ignition. At 1:19 a.m. a call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire coming from the back of a school located in the 5000 block of SW Spokane […][More]
June 24- Fire investigators determined an attic fire at a Capitol Hill house was accidental, caused by workers. At 12:16 p.m., the first 911 call came in from the house located in the 700 block of 16th Avenue East. The caller reported smoke coming from the attic and about a half dozen people and […][More]
Posted: June 24th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: accidental fire, Aloha Street, American Red Cross, attic fire, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters
Every year, fireworks-related fires and injuries increase around the 4th of July despite the fact that the selling, possessing or using fireworks is banned in the City of Seattle and in most cities and towns in King County. Young children are at a high risk of being injured from fireworks. Around 35% of people hospitalized […][More]
June 13—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire at an under-construction Capitol Hill Apartment Building was accidental, caused by improperly extinguished smoking materials in a Porta-Potty on the top of the roof. The first 911 call came in at 3 a.m. to firefighter/dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center. The caller reported black smoke coming from […][More]
April 29 – Fire investigators determined a First Hill High Rise fire was accidental, caused by unattended food on the stove. The damage estimate was $20,000 to the structure and $3,000 to the contents. At 9:24 p.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received an automatic fire alarm coming from a high rise […][More]
April 29—Seattle Fire Investigators are classifying a fire at an Arbor Heights home as undetermined. Due the extensive damage to the structure and the danger of the building collapsing, investigators were not able to go inside the home to collect evidence. At 7:38 p.m. the first 911 call came […][More]
Posted: April 30th, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: 39th Avenue SW, April 29, Arbor Heights, Harborivew Medical Center, Medic One, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, undetermined, West Seattle
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 […][More]
Posted: March 28th, 2014 under Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: cats, Columbia City, Engine Company, hudson, resuscitate, Seattle, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Department, South Seattle