December 2—An overheated exterior extension cord caused a fire at a home located in North Ballard this morning. At 1:39 a.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a call reporting flames coming from a home located in the 9700 block of 1st Avenue NW. When Engine Company 31 arrived, they found heavy flames coming […][More]
Posted: December 2nd, 2013 under Battalion 6 (NE Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Ballard, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Harborview Medical Center, Hollman Road, loyal heights, medics, overheated electrical cord, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle, Seattle City Light, Seattle Fire, seattle firefighters, smoke dectectors, smoke inhalation
October 28— Unattended food on the stove was the cause of an apartment fire on Eastlake Avenue East this afternoon according to a Seattle Fire Investigator. At 11:52 a.m. the lone occupant of an apartment called dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center to report a stovetop grease fire which extended to the kitchen cabinets. […][More]
November 27—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire at a single family home located in the 2200 block of Eastlake Avenue East was caused by overheated electrical wiring. At 5:51 a.m. the first 911 call came into dispatchers form the homeowner who reported a fire and black smoke pouring from the attic of his home. The […][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. 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 […][More]
Posted: November 20th, 2013 under Community Events, Fire Line, Fires, Public Education.
Tags: candle fires, cooking fire, electrical fire, Fire Safety, heating fire, holiday, holiday fires, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Thanksgiving, Turkey, turkey fryer fires
SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to check out the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 34, located at 633 32nd Ave. E. in the Madison Park neighborhood, during an open house on Nov. 16, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 […][More]
Posted: November 15th, 2013 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Community Events, Fire Line, Fire Prevention.
Tags: ARC Architects, Finance and Administrative Services, Fire Chief Gregory Dean, Fire Levy, Loical 27, Madison Park, Madison Valley, Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Firefighers, Seattle Firefighters Local 27, Seismic Upgrade, Western Ventures Construction
Seattle- The boating community in Seattle and King County will now have a safe place to properly dispose of expired marine flares. Boaters can drop off old flares at local hazardous waste facilities in North Seattle, South Seattle, and the Factoria area of Bellevue. […][More]
Posted: November 15th, 2013 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention.
Tags: boating community, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, marine flares, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Public Utlities, U.S. Coast Guard, visual distress signals
November 5—A Seattle Fire Investigator determined a fire at a home in the 11700 block of 22nd Avenue NE was an accidental fire caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. At 12:07 p.m. a neighbor called 911 reporting a flames coming from a neighbor’s house. Engine Company 39 could see a dark column of smoke coming […][More]
Posted: November 5th, 2013 under Battalion 6 (NE Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: 22nd Avenue NE, accidental fire, CPR, Engine 39, Engine Company 39, Harborview, Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials, search and rescue, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters
On October 30, 2013 the Seattle Fire Department treated 7 patients for Carbon Monoxide or CO exposure. Two people were found unconscious in a residential dwelling in the 13700 block of 35th Avenue NE. When firefighters arrived on scene, the levels of CO inside the unit were 1500 parts per million (ppm). The Occupational Safety […][More]
November 1- Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire inside a Rainier Valley detached garage was caused by the occupant falling asleep while smoking. The fire is being classified as accidental. Beginning at 10:58 a.m., multiple 911 calls came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames coming from a garage located in the 3500 […][More]
Posted: November 1st, 2013 under Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: Accidental, Adams Street, Arson, Bomb, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Seattle Police Department, SFD, SPD
Seattle- As the end of Daylight Saving Time approaches on Sunday, November 3rd, the Seattle Fire Department wants to remind residents to change their smoke alarm 9V batteries when they change their clocks. Lithium long-life smoke alarm batteries do not need to be changed yearly. Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year is […][More]
Posted: November 1st, 2013 under Fire Line, Fire Prevention.
Tags: batteries, Daylight Savings Time, fire deaths, Public Education, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, smoke alarms