Archive for 'Fires'
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 […][More]
Posted: October 27th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Battalion 6 (NE Seattle), Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Seattle, seattle firefighters, weather, Windstorm
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 […][More]
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 […][More]
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 […][More]
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 […][More]
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 […][More]
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 […][More]
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]