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Greenwood Auto Business Damaged by Weekend Fire

March 3—A fire at a Greenwood auto lube shop was most likely caused by an electrical junction box. At 1:09 a.m. a call came into firefighter/dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from the auto shop located at the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and Holman Road North. When Engine Company 31 arrived […]


West Seattle House Fire Caused by Space Heater

March 4—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined an early morning West Seattle house fire was caused by a space heater placed too close to furniture.  At 12:52 a.m. a 911 call came into fire dispatcher  at the Fire Alarm Center reporting smoke from a house located in the 8400 block of 20th Avenue SW. When Engine […]


Firefighters Save Cat From Burning Capitol Hill Apartment

March 1—A Seattle Fire Investigator is classifying a fire at a Capitol Hill apartment building as accidental. The cause was determined to be oil overheating in the kitchen. At 11:35 p.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a kitchen fire in the ground unit of a building located in […]


Smoke Alarm Helps Sleeping Residents Escape House Fire

February 22—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a roof fire at a home located in the Rainier Beach area of Seattle was accidental and caused by an electrical fire near the exterior porch light. At 12:03 a.m. a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from a the roof of a one-story home […]


UW Building Determined Safe After Hazardous Materials Response

February 22- The Seattle Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team determined there a University of Washington building was safe to reoccupy this afternoon. At 10:52 this morning,  firefighter/dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a call from the University of Washington Police Department regarding a smell of chemicals coming from the green house at a campus […]


Car into W. Seattle Pet Store

  February 22- A driver of a car drove into the front window of a West Seattle Pet Store this afternoon.  At 2:52 p.m. the Seattle Fire Department was called to a heavy rescue in the 9000 block of 25th Avenue Sw. When firefighters arrived they found a car through the front plate glass window […]


Seattle Fire Department’s Real-Time 911 Dispatch System is Offline for Maintenance

The Seattle Fire Department’s Real-Time 911 Dispatch System is offline for approximately the next three hours. The system will be offline Wednesday, February 19, 2014  from 9 a.m. to Noon. Technicians will be conducting routine maintenance and software upgrades to the system. This system interruption will not affect emergency response dispatching for the Fire Department.


Queen Anne Fire Station Open House Saturday February 8

Community invited to visit Seattle’s latest fire station renovation Fire Station 8 hosts an open house Feb. 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   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 […]


South Park House Fire Causes $70,0000 in Damage

February 4—A knock on a South Park fire station door alerted firefighters to house fire this morning. At 11:53 a.m. a person knocked on the door of Fire Station 26 reporting smoke and flames at a home located in the 1000 block of South Cloverdale Street. Engine Company 26 arrived to find smoke and flames […]


Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board Seeking New Board Members

Because of its importance for residents and businesses, the Seattle Fire Code is updated by the Seattle Fire Department in cooperation with a volunteer advisory board that represents the interests of the public and local business, industry, and technical trades.   Board members are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the City Council, and play a […]