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 Queen Anne roof fire was caused by electrical wiring. Just minutes after 9 p.m. a neighbor called 911 to report smoke coming from the eaves of a 3-story home located in the 2300 block of 5h Avenue North. The first arriving engine company found smoke pouring from the […][More]
August 8—Seattle Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Dive Team pulled two unconscious young males from Green Lake Thursday night after more than a half-hour water rescue search. At 9:30 p.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a possible drowning on the east end of Green Lake near the pool. When […][More]
Posted: August 8th, 2014 under Battalion 6 (NE Seattle), Fire Line.
Tags: drowning, Green Lake, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Dive Team, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Seattle Parks Department, Seattle Police Department, Technical Rescue Team
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]
After just seven days, twenty-four young women from all over the country will be stepping into the world with a valuable understanding of just how powerful they can be. Friday was live fire training at Camp Blaze which signifies the end of a week-long courageous adventure. These young teens conquered raging fires, mangled cars and […][More]
Posted: August 3rd, 2014 under Fire Line.
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]
No one was injured in two house fires that occurred early this morning within an hour of each other. The fires caused a total loss of $170,000. The first fire was dispatched at 2:09 am to a house near 8 Avenue NE and NE 72 Street for a report of a porch fire that extended […][More]
Posted: July 22nd, 2014 under Fire Line.
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 11-Since July 1st, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to more than 60 warm weather-related fires involving dry grass, bark and shrubs. Seattle residents can help reduce the chance of such outdoor fires by following a few simple steps: • Remove long grass, weeds or anything that can burn from around your home. This […][More]