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Overloaded Extension Cord Danger

Earlier this week a fire from an overheated electrical extension cord caused significant damage to a Seattle residence. Fires caused by overloaded circuits and overheated extension cords increase during the winter months. Here are a few tips to prevent fires caused by overloading outlets and cords: • Avoid using extension cords and plug adapters. Extension […]

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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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Overheated Extension Cord to Blame for 2-Alarm Fire in SODO says Seattle Fire Investigators

May 8—An overheated extension cord is to blame for a two-alarm industrial building fire that burned into the morning hours in the SODO area of Seattle according to SFD Investigators. This morning, Seattle Fire Investigators returned to the scene and determined the accidental fire began in a band practice room that was located between buildings […]

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Working Smoke Detector Credited with Saving Family in Early Morning Home Fire

April 12—A working smoke detector is credited with saving a Seattle grandmother and her family during a home fire this morning in Wallingford. At 3:39 a.m. the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting fire at a home in the 5600 block of Kirkwood Place North. Engine 17 arrived to find heavy smoke and […]

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