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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted: July 11th, 2014 under Fire Line.
Tags: hot weather, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Warm Weather
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 […]
Posted: July 10th, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Community Events, Fire Line.
Tags: 36, delridge, Finance Administrative Services, Fire Chief Gregory Dean, Fire Levy, fire station, Fire Station 36, Harbor Island, July 12, Local 27, Open House, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Tunnel Rescue, West Seattle
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 […]
Posted: July 2nd, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Apartment Fire, Capitol Hill, Overheated electrical wiring, Seattle
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 […]
Posted: June 26th, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Playground, Schmidtz Park Elementary School, Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, undetermined, West Seattle
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 […]
Posted: June 24th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: accidental fire, Aloha Street, American Red Cross, attic fire, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters
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 […]
Posted: June 23rd, 2014 under Community Events, Fire Line, Fires, Public Education.
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 […]
Posted: June 23rd, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line.
Tags: coast guard, Fire Station 5, Leschi, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department