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One rescued in residential fire in the Delridge neighborhood

Seattle — At 12:24 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a two-story home in the 5000 block of 26th Ave. SW. in the Delridge neighborhood. The first firefighters on scene reported flames coming through a front window from a second-floor bedroom…. [ Keep reading ]

Preventing fireworks fires

Every year, the personal use of fireworks cause fires and injure people in the Seattle area. In 2022, there were over 500 fireworks-related fires and injuries reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Seattle Fire Department responded to 58 fireworks-related incidents in 2023. One significant fire happened on July… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters battle 2-Alarm vacant building fire in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood

Seattle – At 12:03 a.m., Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from vacant commercial structure in the 1000 block of S. Jackson St., in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood. Firefighters arrived on scene to heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story vacant… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Expedite Demolition and Remediation of Dangerous Vacant Buildings in Seattle

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed new legislation that will amend the Seattle Fire Code and allow the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) to order and complete remediation or demolition of dangerous vacant buildings. The legislation was unanimously passed by the City Council this week and includes an emergency clause to take effect… [ Keep reading ]

Fatal vacant apartment building fire in the Ravenna neighborhood

Seattle — At 3:50 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting smoke coming from a vacant four-story apartment building in the 900 block of NE. 63rd St. in the Ravenna neighborhood. As firefighters arrived on scene, they found an adult male who reportedly escaped the… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment fire displaces three units in the Kenwood/Little Brook neighborhood

Seattle — This morning at 1:47 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from the first floor of an apartment building in the 3100 block of NE 145th St. in the Kenwood/Little Brook neighborhood. Engine 39 was first to arrive and… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm houseboat fire in the Westlake neighborhood.

Seattle — Earlier this afternoon at 1:58 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a houseboat on fire in Lake Union, docked near the 1800 block of Westlake Ave. N. in the Westlake neighborhood. The first firefighters to arrive informed the Fire Alarm Center that… [ Keep reading ]

Family escapes apartment fire in the Central District. Two firefighters injured.

SEATTLE — At 5:42 p.m., firefighters at Station 6, in the Central District, noticed black smoke coming from a neighboring apartment building in the 2600 block of S. Jackson St. Crews notified the Fire Alarm Center and requested them to dispatch a full response consisting of five fire engines, three… [ Keep reading ]

26 units displaced in 2-alarm fire at an apartment building in the Ravenna neighborhood 

SEATTLE — Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:40 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a fire in an apartment complex in the 900 block of NE 63rd St. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from a window of a third-floor unit. The incident was upgraded… [ Keep reading ]

Captain Wolcott and Firefighter Ehlers make history as first father and daughter serving together in the Seattle Fire Department

SEATTLE – Captain Gordon Wolcott was pleased to pin the badge on his daughter Firefighter Raechel Ehlers when she was officially sworn in as a Seattle Firefighter/EMT on March 7, 2024. While the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) has many legacy children who have followed in their parents’ footsteps, Raechel and… [ Keep reading ]