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Firefighters Evacuate Home After Car Fire Threatens South Seattle Home

August 7—Seattle Firefighters extinguished a car fire that resulted in a fatality at Renton Avenue South and South Fountain Street. The car collided with a power pole causing a number of charged power lines to fall across the scene. At 12:58 a.m. Seattle Firefighters were called to the scene for a report of a car […]

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Seattle Firefighters respond to six full-response fires in approximately 6 hour period

Thursday July 30th was a busy day for Seattle Firefighters.  Beginning shortly after 1 p.m. fire crews were dispatched to six full-response fires. Each full-response involves: Deputy Chief 2 Battalion Chiefs Safety Chief Staffing Office 4 Fire Engines 2 Ladder Trucks Aid Car Medic unit Air Unit Phinney Ridge  Fire     The first fire […]

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West Seattle Home Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

July 20-At 1:22 a.m., neighbors called 911 to report smoke coming from the basement of a home located in the 4400 block of SW Graham Street. Neighbors attempted to knock on the door to wake up the occupants of the home. When firefighters arrived to find flames visible from the crawl space of the home […]

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Fremont Daycare Damaged by Morning Fire

July 10–Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning fire at a Fremont daycare center was accidental most likely caused by improperly discarded smoking materials on the back deck. At 5:24 a.m. firefighters responded to the 3600 block of Fremont Avenue North for a fire on  the back porch of a daycare center and home. Firefighter […]

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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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