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2-Alarm fire in Lake City neighborhood

SEATTLE — 10:53 p.m.: Our Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a 1-story strip mall at the 3000 Block of NE 127th St. Engine 39 and Ladder 5 were the first units on scene and confirmed a well involved fire in retail stores located in… [ Keep reading ]

3-Alarm fire in University District

Updated 12/25: Our fire investigators ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined as they are unable to safely enter the building due to concerns for structural integrity Seattle — 11:46 a.m.: Our Fire Alarm Center received multiple reports of heavy smoke coming from the vacant Seven Gables Theater at… [ Keep reading ]

Residential fire on 2100 block of E. Denny Way

Updated Dec. 3: Fire investigators ruled the fire was accidental. SEATTLE — At 7:09 p.m. on Dec. 2, the Fire Alarm Center received reports of a fire with potentially one person trapped in a single family residence on the 2100 Block of E. Denny Way. By 7:13 p.m., Engine 25… [ Keep reading ]

National First Responders Day

U.S. Congress designated Oct. 28, as National First Responders Day to honor the firefighters, paramedics, police officers, EMTs and all those who are first on the scene in emergency situations. We thank all of our firefighters and paramedics along with the partnering agencies we work with to help people in… [ Keep reading ]

Fire Prevention Month: Cooking Safety

October is Fire Prevention Month and the Seattle Fire Department is publishing weekly tips on their Fireline Blog and social media to inform and promote fire safety. Fall signals the beginning of cold, rainy weather and shorter days which prompts Seattle residents to close their windows, wear warmer clothes and… [ Keep reading ]

National Preparedness Month — Week 2: Build a Kit

Being prepared for any emergency is as simple as planning ahead and putting together an emergency kit does not have to be difficult or expensive. Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management recommends that your kit has enough supplies to last you seven to 10 days. It’s also good to have a… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual Fire Day is back on for Saturday, Sept 26!

In response to COVID-19, the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) is temporarily closed, but our annual Fire Day event will now be available ONLINE! In addition, for the first time we will be live streaming events in Spanish! Tune into our Facebook Page at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept…. [ Keep reading ]

September is National Preparedness Month

This year’s theme: Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today. After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security designated September as National Preparedness Month. The month serves as a reminder to think about what to do before disasters strike. While so much of 2020 has been… [ Keep reading ]

How to safely store oily rags

Oils commonly used in oil-based paints, stains and varnishes release heat as they dry. A pile of oily rags can be dangerous because as they dry, the heat is trapped and builds up to potentially cause a fire. Here are a few safety tips for storing wet, oily rags: Never… [ Keep reading ]

Boating Safety Tips

Sunday, August 9: Sadly, we had two water responses that evening that did not have a good outcome. Just after 5:30 p.m., we received reports of an adult male who was swimming and went under near the 5000 block of Lake Washington Blvd. S. Divers, rescue swimmers and response boats… [ Keep reading ]