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West Seattle Vacant House Fire Causes $55,000 in Damage

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 […]

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Oily Towels the Cause of Early Morning Fremont Laundromat Fire

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 […]

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West Seattle House Fire Caused by Man Trying to Kill Spider

    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 […]

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Dry Weather Fire Safety

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 […]

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Capitol Hill Apartment Fire Caused by Overheated Electrical Wiring

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 […]

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West Seattle Playground Fire Causes 50 Thousand Dollars in Damage

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 […]

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Capitol Hill Attic Fire Causes 1.25 Million Dollars in Damage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 […]

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Water Rescue in Elliott Bay Marina

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 […]

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Gas line rupture repaired in SODO

Puget Sound Energy crews plugged a major gas service line leak in SODO after it was ruptured this morning. At 5:35 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a major gas line break at 55 South Spokane Street. The first arriving company found a high-volume of gas leaking into […]

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Firefighters team up with kids to teach fire safety through stories

The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Libraries for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. This popular event, usually held in October, was held during the summer for the first time last year. Because of its overwhelming popularity, Firefighter Story Times are being held […]

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