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Unattended Candle Caused Weekend House Fire in Ballard

August 16—Seattle Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a 2nd story home located in the 8300 block of 28th Avenue NW. At 9:21 p.m., firefighters were called to the home for reports of flames visible from the second floor window of the home. When firefighters arrived they found a small fire in the upstairs bedroom. […]


AlertSeattle Launches for Seattle Residents

                The City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management has launched a new emergency alerting system called Alert Seattle.   Residents can sign up for the free system which will send you customized alerts by: ·         Text message ·         Email ·         Voice Message ·         Facebook ·         Twitter This […]


Technical Team Rescues Female Trapped Inside Charity Donation Box

August 10—The Seattle Fire Department Technical Rescue Team freed a woman stuck inside a charity donation box near Georgetown this morning. At 4:34 a.m. firefighters were called to the corner of 4th Avenue South and South Mead Street for a report of a female trapped inside a four foot by four foot by six foot […]


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 […]


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 […]


3 Maple Leaf Homes Burn in Two-Alarm Fire

  July 23—An early morning fire heavily damages three north Seattle homes in the Maple Leaf neighborhood.At 3 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a home under construction located in the 8500 block of 8th Avenue NE. When Engine Company 16 arrived, flames were shooting 30-40 feet into the air from […]


Seattle Firefighters Battle Walla Walla County Fire

                            July 22—Seattle Fire Department currently has nine firefighters at the Blue Creek Fire in Walla Walla County. The firefighters are part of a Type 1 Engine Company Strike Team Deployment to Wenatchee, Washington. The firefighters deployed from Seattle the night of […]


Summer Brush Fires Increase by 178% in Seattle

July 22, 2015 -Since June 1st, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to a 178% increase in brush fires. The warm, dry conditions are creating the perfect fuel for fires to burn. By two p.m. today, the Seattle Firefighters has already responded to four brush fires and four beauty bark fires. The most serious fire […]


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 […]


Firefighters Rescue South Park Woman from Burning Apartment Building

July 18—Seattle firefighters rescued a woman from a second floor window of a burning apartment building in South Park this morning. At 3:28 p.m. firefighter dispatchers received multiple calls of a two-story apartment building on fire in the 1000 block of S Thistle St. Callers reported a person trapped on the second floor of the […]