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Thanksgiving Holiday Fire Safety

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. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires. Keep these tips in mind this Thanksgiving Holiday: • Check on food regularly while cooking – unattended cooking is the […]

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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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Queen Anne Apartment Fire caused by Baseboard Heater

February 3—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined combustibles piled too close to a baseboard heater caused an early morning fire on Queen Anne. A resident called 911 at 5:39 a.m. to report flames coming from the second floor unit in the 600 block of West Olympic Place. Engine Company 8 arrived to find flames shooting from […]

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Improperly Discarded Fireplace Ashes to Blame for Madrona House Fire

January 16, 2012— Improperly discarded fireplace ashes are to blame for an early morning house fire in Madrona. At 4:37 a.m., Firefighters were called to a two-story home located in the 3400 block of East Howell Street. Arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the house. The couple who lived at the residence safely evacuated. The […]

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Unattended Candles to Blame for Queen Anne Hill Apartment Complex Fire

January 16—Seattle Fire Investigators determined unattended candles are to blame for an early morning fire on top of Queen Anne Hill. At 3:44 a.m., a call came into Fire Dispatchers reporting a person was trapped inside a second floor unit apartment. Engine Company 8 arrived to find flames coming from a second floor unit. Firefighters […]

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Investigator Rules Fatal Fire Caused By Baseboard Heater

October 16—A Seattle Fire Investigator has ruled an afternoon fire on Capitol Hill as accidental. The investigator determined the fire was caused by combustible materials stored too close to a baseboard heater. About 1:15 p.m. a 911 caller reported smoke from the two story home located in the 1700 block of 19th Avenue. Engine Company […]

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Home Heating Safety Tips from Seattle Fire Department

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February, and even though it’s only October, cold temperatures outside mean Seattle residents are turning on heaters at home.  As the cold weather begins, please keep in mind that while baseboard heaters are very efficient, they can be a […]

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Dry Weather Fire Safety

So far in the month of July, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to more than 150 warm weather-related fires involving dry grass, bark and shrubs. Seattle residents can help reduce the chance of such outdoor fires by following a few simple steps: • Remove long grass, weeds or anything that can burn from around […]

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Engine 27 Teaches Kids about Fire Safety

Firefighters from Station 27 participated in Fire Department Kid’s Day on Saturday at the Museum of Flight. Fire Department Kid’s Day is an annual event drawing fire engines and trucks from fire departments throughout King County. More than 600 children and adults attended this year’s event. Firefighters from Fire Station 27 showed off Engine 27, displayed and explained their […]

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