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Fire Station 36 Open House

Fire Station 36 hosts an open house Saturday  July 12, 2014 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3600 23rd Ave. SW   SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 36, located at 3600 […]

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Capitol Hill Apartment Fire Caused by Overheated Electrical Wiring

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 […]

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West Seattle Playground Fire Causes 50 Thousand Dollars in Damage

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 […]

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Capitol Hill Attic Fire Causes 1.25 Million Dollars in Damage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 […]

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Fireworks and the 4th of July

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 […]

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Water Rescue in Elliott Bay Marina

UPDATE 2 p.m.- June 23–At 11 a.m. the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from the Coast Guard reporting a man clinging to his boat in the Elliot Bay Marina somewhere between Piers 86 and Pier 91. The man reported being knocked overboard while deploying a fender on the side of the vessel. Deck crews […]

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Gas line rupture repaired in SODO

Puget Sound Energy crews plugged a major gas service line leak in SODO after it was ruptured this morning. At 5:35 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a major gas line break at 55 South Spokane Street. The first arriving company found a high-volume of gas leaking into […]

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Under-Construction Capitol Hill Apartment Complex Fire Caused by Smoking Materials

  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 […]

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Firefighters team up with kids to teach fire safety through stories

The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being held […]

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Firefighters team up with kids to teach fire safety through stories

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being […]

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