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West Seattle House Fire Determined to be caused by Electrical Wiring

August 8—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a West Seattle house fire was accidental, caused by electrical wiring. At 6:43 a.m. firefighters responded to a 4800 block of 25th Av SW for an automatic fire alarm. The first arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the 1-story home with basement. Firefighters rescued two young adult […]

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90 Firefighters Battled South Lake Union Boat Fire

July 24—A boat fire at a Marine along Westlake Avenue North was determined to be an accidental fire caused by an electrical/mechanical failure in the engine compartment. At 7:13 p.m. multiple 911 calls came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center for reporting smoke pouring from a boat under a covered moorage located in the […]

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W. Seattle Apartment Complex Caused by Electrical Malfunction in Kitchen

April 29—Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning apartment fire in West Seattle was caused by an electrical malfunction in the kitchen range which ignited combustible materials in the kitchen. Investigators say the kitchen fire extended to the living room of the bottom level unit. The fire is being ruled accidental. At 2:10 a.m. a […]

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Rainier Valley House Fire Determined to be an Accidental Electrical Fire

April 9—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a Rainier Valley house fire was an accidental electrical fire caused by a wall socket. At 11:23 p.m. Monday night, the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting flames coming from a one-story home located in the 4000 block of Letitia Ave South. The fire arriving engine company found […]

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Motorcycle to Blame for N. Seattle Condo Complex Fire

March 22- A Seattle Fire Investigator determined the cause of a North Seattle condominium fire was accidental. A motorcycle’s electrical system caught fire and the flames spread to a nearby car and a dumpster and then extended to the 4-story building. The first 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center at 10:55 a.m. The […]

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An Electrical Fire is to Blame for Ravenna House Fire

February 6-A Seattle Fire Investigator determined an electrical fire in the kitchen caused a fire at an unoccupied home located in Ravenna. At 4:13 p.m., the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls regarding smoke coming from the roof of a two story home with a basement. The home was located in the 5500 block […]

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Four Chihuahua’s Survive Dog House Fire in West Seattle

January 22, 2013—An unattended portable halogen work light inside a dog cage is to blame for a West Seattle house fire according to a Seattle Fire Investigator. At 10:39 a.m., firefighters were called to a house on the 200 block of SW Roxbury Street. When firefighters arrived then found the one-story home’s deck on fire […]

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Don’t Forget Safety This Holiday Season

The Seattle Fire Department reminds residents to be mindful of fire safety during this holiday season. Holiday-related home fires primarily involve cooking, heating and electrical sources. Busy kitchens can lead to unattended stoves. Cold winter weather results in high use of space and wall heaters. Festive lights can be temptation for the use of overloaded […]

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A Man In A Wheelchair And Three Pets Saved By Firefighters at Duplex Fire

October 31—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire inside a Central District duplex was accidental. After combing over evidence for several hours, investigators determined the fire was electrical, caused by an overturned lamp onto a mattress located on the second floor. The first 911 call came in at 7:52 p.m. reporting smoke in the intersection of […]

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Recent Home Fires Calls for Fire Safety Reminder

October 19–Several recent fires in Seattle serve to remind residents to pay special attention to fire safety. Over the past several days, firefighters have responded to fires caused by unattended cooking and overloaded outlets and extension cords. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe this fall season: Electrical • Avoid using extension […]

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