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Media Advisory: Seattle Fire Lieutenant to Speak on Greenwood Experience

Contact:           Corey Orvold PIO, 206-250-1892 Media Availability SEATTLE – Seattle Fire Lieutenant will be available to speak about his experience at yesterday’s explosion at 85th and Greenwood. WHO:             Seattle Fire Lieutenant Edward Newell WHEN:           Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. WHERE:       Meet at the northeast corner 84th and Greenwood  


Greenwood Explosion Ruled Accidental

Seattle Fire Investigators have determined that the early morning explosion and resulting fire in Greenwood were accidental and caused by a natural gas leak on the exterior of the building. Three businesses located in the building shared common walls and were leveled by the blast: Quick Stop Grocery at 8409 Greenwood Avenue North, Mr. Gyros at 8411 […]


Greenwood Explosion

An early morning explosion leveled several Greenwood businesses and sent nine firefighters to the hospital on March 9, 2016. Fire companies responded to reports of a natural gas leak at 1:04 a.m. in the vicinity of Greenwood Avenue North and 85th Street. A short time later flying glass and debris from an explosion and fire injured eight firefighters and a battalion chief. All […]


Plum Street Fire Ruled Accidental

March 2- Seattle Fire investigators have determined an overnight fatal fire was accidental. Investigators believe the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction on the back porch which spread to the inside of the home. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the 2000 block of South Plum Street at 11:24 p.m.  As firefighters […]


How Safe Are Your Electrical Outlets?

Love your morning coffee machine and browsing on your computer? Just be sure they are not plugged into the same outlet! Your electrical outlets can only handle one high wattage appliance at a time. Portable high energy appliances include microwaves, hair dryers, toasters, crockpots, blender, computers, TV, fan, air conditioner, portable heater. Electrical fires are the third […]


News Release: City, County and State Team Release Report on Health and Safety of I-5 and East Duwamish Greenbelt Encampments

SEATTLE – Today, the State of Washington, King County and City of Seattle released the results of the health and safety assessment of the East Duwamish/I-5 Greenbelt area commonly known as “the Jungle.” The assessment was launched by the Governor, County Executive and Mayor following the murder of Jeannine Zapata and James Q. Tran in […]


Media Advisory: Release of Health and Safety Assessment Report on Homeless Encampment

Contact: Seattle Fire Department PIO Corey Orvold, 206-250-1892 City, County and State Team to Release Report of Health and Safety Assessment of Seattle Homeless Encampment Date:    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 What:  9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Technical review of Assessment Report (no recording devices allowed during this briefing) 9:30 – 10 a.m. – Interview opportunity with […]


Media Advisory: Final Assessment of Homeless Encampment

 Contact: Seattle Fire Department PIO Corey Orvold, 206-386-1679 City, County and State Teams to Assess Health and Safety Conditions of Encampment Date:                     Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Time:                    9:25 a.m. What:                   Media availability with Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins Location:             PIO will escort media to press area. Please park near Airport Way South […]


Neighbor Appreciation Day – February 13, 2016

The Seattle Fire Department in partnership with the Department of Neighborhoods is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The department wants to say thank you to our neighbors who live and work around us. The day also serves as an opportunity for the […]


City, County and State Teams to Assess Health and Safety Conditions of Encampments

Contact: Seattle Fire Department PIO Corey Orvold, 206-250-1892 Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Time: 9:30 a.m. What: Media availability with Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, Seattle Police Assistant Chief Steve Wilske and other members of the assessment team to explain assessment objectives. Location: Airport Way South and South Royal Brougham Way (grassy area southwest of the intersection)  A […]

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