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 [...][More]
Posted: April 29th, 2013 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Accidental, combustible, Electrical, fire alarm center, King County Metro, Kitchen Fire, Seattle Public Libraries, seattle public library, smoke detector, Southwest Branch, West Seattle. California
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]
Posted: December 11th, 2012 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: cold, cooking, dangerous, Electrical, extension cord, festive, Fire Safety, heating, holiday, Holiday Fire Safety, holiday-related, home fires, kitchens, lights, outlets, overloaded, season, space, unattended stoves, Wall Heater, weather, winter
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]
October 14—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a fatal North Seattle Fire was accidental. After examining the evidence, the investigator determined a pinched electrical cord in the bedroom was the most likely cause of the fire which took one man’s life and injured another tenant. At 3:32 a.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a [...][More]
Posted: October 14th, 2012 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: Accidental, Combustible Materials, Electrical, fatal fire, Greenwood, smoke alarms, smoke detector
August 12— A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a house fire in Ballard was caused by overheated electrical wiring. At 2:39 p.m., the first 911 call came from inside the house located in 2800 block of NW 75th Street in Ballard. Additional callers reported flames coming from the second floor of the two-story home. Engine Company [...][More]