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House Fire Ruled Accidental

Fire investigators have determined improperly discarded smoking material is to blame for the house fire at Fremont Avenue North and North 115th Street on April 19, 2016. The fire originated on the back deck of the home and then extended to the interior of the home. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental.   […]


NewHolly Fire Ruled Accidental

Seattle Fire investigators have determined the fire at 30th Avenue South and South Willow Street on April 18, 2016, was accidental. The fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking material which ignited nearby combustible material. Just  after 7 p.m., firefighters responded to multiple reports of a fire in a two-story single family residence in the […]


Truck Fire Ruled Accidental

Seattle Fire investigators determined that the truck fire on April 15, 2016, was accidental. Investigators say the fire and subsequent explosion were caused by a leak in a propane tank located in the bed of the truck. At 4:56 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported a truck fire and explosion in front of several businesses on Fourth […]


Fire at Lake City Townhome Ruled Accidental

Seattle Fire investigators have determined the fire at a townhome located on the 2800 block of Northeast 130th Street on April 3, 2016, was accidental. Investigators believe the fire started in the garage and extended up the north side of the townhome’s exterior. Just after 11 p.m. on Sunday night, firefighters responded to multiple reports […]


Media Advisory: Ballard Station 18 Open House

       Contact: Seattle Fire Department PIO Corey Orvold 206-386-1679 Community invited to check out Seattle’s latest fire station renovation Fire Station 18 hosts an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2016 SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out […]


Media Advisory: City to Hold Helicopter Disaster Support Exercise

Media Advisory: City to Hold Helicopter Disaster Support Exercise Contact: Corey Orvold, Seattle Fire Department, 206-250-1892 David Takami, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-684-8020  City to hold helicopter disaster support exercise at Magnuson and Discovery parks  WHEN:                        Wednesday, March 30, 2016  TIME:                           Media opportunity: 4:00 p.m., at Magnuson Park Helicopter/communications exercise: Noon to 5:30 p.m. […]


Every Cooking Pan Needs a Good Lid!

  Cooking-related fires are the number one cause of home fires. A lid, used properly, can suffocate a pan fire on top of the stove, preventing a serious kitchen fire. Better yet, review the following safety tips to prevent a cooking fire at your home! Safety Tips Do not leave cooking unattended on the stove. […]


Mayor Seeking Board Members for Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is seeking board members for the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board. The Fire Code Advisory Board (FCAB) was created by the Seattle City Council to provide the public and local business, industry and technical trades a clear voice in the fire code process. Board members advise the City on updates and revisions to the […]


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 […]

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