Posts categorized under David Cuerpo, Author at Fire Line

Vacant building fire escalates to a 2-alarm response in the Belltown neighborhood

SEATTLE — At 4:05 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting heavy smoke and flames coming from the top two floors of a three-story vacant apartment building on the 2200 block of 2nd Ave. As crews arrived on scene, they confirmed the initial reports and… [ Keep reading ]

Car collision into a building causes 2-alarm fire in the Georgetown neighborhood

SEATTLE — At 6:38 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a car colliding into a commercial building on the 700 block of S. Michigan St. Callers also informed dispatchers that the collision caused the vehicle’s engine bay to catch fire, then quickly extended into… [ Keep reading ]

June 2022 Promotion Ceremony

SEATTLE – Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony on June 22 at headquarters to promote seven members to new ranks in the department and welcome new employees. Congratulations to all as they step into their new leadership role. Professional staff new hires: Robert Little, Grants and Contracts Manager (not… [ Keep reading ]

3-alarm fire in First Hill neighborhood seriously injures three and displaces all building residents

SEATTLE — June 12, at 8:23 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting heavy smoke and flames coming from windows on the top floor of a four-story apartment building on the 800 block of Madison St. As firefighters arrived on scene, dispatchers informed them of… [ Keep reading ]

Know the signs of a stroke

As May draws to a close, we want to remind you of how to identify the signs of a stroke. According to the CDC, 800,000 Americans have a stroke and nearly 150,000 will die from it each year. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke at any time. Think FAST:… [ Keep reading ]

2-alarm fire at the former Borracchini’s Bakery in the Mt. Baker neighborhood

SEATTLE — At 3:38 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from the vacant Borracchini’s Bakery near the 2300 block of Rainier Ave. S. Firefighters arrived on scene within four minutes after the initial 911 calls came in, and they… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue two from their burning apartment unit in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE— At 10:28 a.m., The Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from Kendal Sprague and Gracie Reynolds reporting two people on a 5th floor balcony waving for help as smoke billowed from their apartment window from across the freeway. Kendal and Gracie were unable to verify… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue resident from apartment fire in the Central District neighborhood

SEATTLE — Friday afternoon, our Fire Alarm Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting flames coming from a first-floor unit of an apartment building on the 100 block of 14th Ave. Engine 25, Engine 6 and Ladder 3 were the first units on scene and confirmed the callers’ reports. Crews from… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment building fire in the Belltown neighborhood

UPDATED on Mar. 10 at 12 p.m.: Our investigators determined the fire was intentionally set (incendiary). The Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad was notified of the fire and will investigate. The Arson Alarm Foundation is offering an award from its annual $10,000 award fund to anyone with information that… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment building fire in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood

SEATTLE — On Feb. 25 around 4:30 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a 2-story apartment building on the 3600 block of Woodland Park Ave. N. Engines 9, 17 and Ladder 9 were the first units on scene, and reported visible… [ Keep reading ]