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Firefighters Extricate Driver from Truck vs Bus Collision on Rainier Avenue South

March 7- Seattle firefighters spent half-an-hour extricating a mother from her pickup truck after a collision between the vehicle and a bus. At 12:53 p.m.  firefighters were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street for a car rescue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck with a smashed-in driver’s door. […]

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Second Fire at Same House in One Month

February 25—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a house fire on 16th Avenue was accidental, caused by an overheated oil radiator. The damage estimate is $50,000 to the fire house and $50,000 to the home to the north. Just minutes before midnight, a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire at a two-story home […]

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Early Morning RV Fire Causes $5,000 in Damage

February 24—Seattle Fire Investigators determined the cause of an early morning RV fire in Ballard was accidental, caused by a burning candle inside the coach. At 2:31 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing an explosion and then a fire in the RV that was parked on NW 45th Street and 6Th Avenue NW.  When firefighters […]

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Tour Bus Fire Under Investigation

February 23- The cause of a fire inside the engine compartment of a bus parked at a bus maintenance yard remains under investigation. At 8:33 p.m. Sunday night, workers at the lot located in the 4500 block of West Marginal Way SW saw smoke and fire coming from a coach that was parked inside the lot. […]

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Firefighter Burned Fighting Commercial Furnace Fire

February 23- A Seattle Firefighter will be moved to the burn unit overnight at Harborview Medical Center after suffering 1st and 2nd degree burns while fighting a furnace fire at a commercial building on Harbor Island. Just minutes after 9 a.m., firefighters were called to a metal business located in the 3400 block of 13th […]

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3 Opportunities to be Part of the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board

Because of its importance for residents and businesses, the Seattle Fire Code is updated by the Seattle Fire Department in cooperation with a volunteer advisory board that represents the interests of the public, organized labor, and local business, industry, and technical trades. We are seeking three board members for the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board […]

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3 House Fires In 90 Minutes cause more than $195,000 in Damage

February 3-It was a busy day for Seattle Firefighters. They battled three unrelated house fires, in different parts of the city, during a 90 minute span today. • 8 people displaced • $195,000 in total damage • All 3 fires were electrical in nature House Fire 1000 block of NE 123rd Street Fire The first […]

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Man Rescued After Being Trapped 18 hours in Rail Car

February 4—Seattle Firefighters rescued a 25-year-old man trapped in a void space on a train car this morning. Around 8:15 a.m., walkers along the Burke Gillman Trail heard a man screaming for help in the 6200 block of Seaview Avenue NW. The good Samaritans called 911. When firefighter arrived, they found the patient head first […]

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South Seattle Home Fire Caused by Overheated Electrical Cord

  January 22—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a house fire in South Seattle was accidental, caused by an overheated electrical cord. The damage estimate is $50,000. Just after 6 a.m., dispatchers received a 911 call reporting smoke and fire showing from the windows of a 2-story home located in the 2400 block of South Graham Street. […]

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Pet Lizard Saved From Burning North Seattle Home

January 13—Fire Investigators determined an early morning house fire in North Seattle was an accidental fire caused by combustibles left too close to heating equipment. The damage estimate is $250,000. At 1:31 a.m. multiple 911 calls reporting flames coming from the basement of a one-story home with basement located in the 9100 block of Corliss […]

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