Tag: 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. 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
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 [...][More]
Posted: February 3rd, 2012 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Fire Line, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: Baseboard heater, Fire Safety, Firefighters, House Fire, Quuen Anne, Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums
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 [...][More]
Posted: January 16th, 2012 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires.
Tags: Accidental, Ashes, Fire Safety, Firefighters, fireplace, House Fire, Improperly discarded, Madrona, Safety
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]
Posted: October 16th, 2011 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Fires, Medic Responses, Public Education.
Tags: Accidental, Baseboard heater, Capitol Hill, Fire Safety, Firefighters, House Fire, Safety
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]
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 [...][More]