Seattle-The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. The Firefighter Story Times at the Seattle Public Library is part of October’s Fire Prevention Month. Seattle Firefighters will read No Dragons for Tea to dozens of preschool children […][More]
Posted: September 30th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Battalion 5 (SE Seattle), Battalion 6 (NE Seattle), Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Community Events, Fire Line, Fire Prevention, Public Education.
Tags: Ballard, Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, Central District, Green Lake, Greenwood, New Holly, Rainier, Raininer Valley, Seattle, seattle firefighters, seattle public library, South Park, story times
Fire Station 24, located at 401 North 130th Street, hosts an open house 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 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 24, located at 401 N. […][More]
Posted: September 2nd, 2014 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Community Events, Fire Line.
Tags: Bitter Lake, Chief Gregory Dean, Department of FInance and Administrative Services, FAS, Fire Station 24, Hoshide Wanzer Williams Architects, Local 27, Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Van Rossen Construction
August 26—A Seattle Fire Investigator is classifying the cause of West Seattle house fire as undetermined. The damage estimate is $55,000. The Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting dark heavy smoke coming from a vacant house located in the 9200 block of 26th Avenue SW. The first arriving engine company found all the […][More]
July 21—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire in a Fremont Laundromat was caused by an exothermic chemical reaction initiated by the clothes dryer and heat. At 2:00 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting flames visible from a commercial Laundromat located near the intersection of Fremont Avenue North and […][More]
Posted: July 21st, 2014 under Battalion 4 (NW Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: exothermic reaction, Fremont, laundromat, oily rages, Seattle, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Department, spa towels, spontaneous combustion
July 15- Seattle Fire Investigators determined the cause of a home fire in West Seattle was a resident using an aerosol spray can with a lighter as a man-made blowtorch to attempt to exterminate a spider. The first 911 call came in at 8:27 p.m. reporting a wall fire in a home located […][More]
Posted: July 16th, 2014 under Battalion 7 (W Seattle), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: ammunition, arachnid, blowtorch, firearms, Red Cross, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters, Spider, spray paint can, tenant, West Seattle
July 11-Since July 1st, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to more than 60 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 your home. This […][More]
July 1—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire at a Capitol Hill apartment complex was caused by overheated electrical wiring inside the wall. The fire is being classified as accidental. At 9:39 p.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from an occupant of an apartment in the 2300 block of 10th Avenue […][More]
June 26—Seattle Fire Investigators have classified an overnight fire at a West Seattle playground as undetermined because there was no obvious source of ignition. At 1:19 a.m. a call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire coming from the back of a school located in the 5000 block of SW Spokane […][More]
June 24- Fire investigators determined an attic fire at a Capitol Hill house was accidental, caused by workers. At 12:16 p.m., the first 911 call came in from the house located in the 700 block of 16th Avenue East. The caller reported smoke coming from the attic and about a half dozen people and […][More]
Posted: June 24th, 2014 under Battalion 2 (Downtown), Fire Line, Fires.
Tags: accidental fire, Aloha Street, American Red Cross, attic fire, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, seattle firefighters
UPDATE 2 p.m.- June 23–At 11 a.m. the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from the Coast Guard reporting a man clinging to his boat in the Elliot Bay Marina somewhere between Piers 86 and Pier 91. The man reported being knocked overboard while deploying a fender on the side of the vessel. Deck crews […][More]