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Wedgewood House Fire

SEATTLE – On July 25, 2018, at 5:20 p.m. the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls for a house fire on the 2300 Blk. of NE 94th St.  Upon arrival, E40 had heavy fire on the West side of a single family dwelling, including a deck.  E40 quickly applied water on the… [ Keep reading ]

Stop at 4 for Child Safety

Most young children love looking out a window, but did you know that properly installed window stops can keep your child from an unintentional window fall? Window locks set to limit window openings to less than 4 inches and easily removed in the event of an emergency can go a… [ Keep reading ]

Queen Anne House Fire

SEATTLE – On July 23, 2018 around 7:30 p.m., Engine 20 was dispatched to the 2900 BLK 9 Ave W for a report of a rubbish fire.  While en-route, the Fire Alarm Center received more calls indicating that this was a house fire, and the alarm was quickly upgraded.  Upon… [ Keep reading ]

Outdoor Grilling Fire Safety

May and July are the peak months for outdoor grill fires. A recent grilling fire in Seattle provides another reminder to the potential fire hazard associated with outdoor grilling. Fortunately, there are some simple steps to take to ensure safe outdoor grilling this summer. Setting up: Barbecue grills are designed… [ Keep reading ]

June 2018 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – On June 27, 2018, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins held a promotional ceremony at Fire Station 10 to appoint 21 department members to new positions. The following employees were promoted: Dennis Dahline, Michael Sharp and Derek Williamson to Deputy Chief Erik Hotchkiss, Melissa Kennedy and Christopher Lombard to Battalion Chief… [ Keep reading ]

House fire in Fauntleroy neighborhood

SEATTLE – On July 17, 2018 just before 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a house fire in the Fauntleroy neighborhood. When Engine 37 and Engine 11 arrived on scene, they saw flames from all four sides of a single-family residence, and upgraded the response to a 2-alarm. A house on… [ Keep reading ]

Five children transported to hospital from water response at Discovery Park

SEATTLE – On Friday, July 13, 2018, at 3:16 p.m. the Fire Alarm Center received reports of several swimmers in distress in the water near Discovery Park. Seattle Fire dispatchers sent a water rescue response to the location, to include Rescue Swimmers, the Fire Boat, paramedics and additional firefighters. Prior… [ Keep reading ]

Dry Weather Fire Safety

Since July 1, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to 99 dry weather-related fires involving bark, dry grass and shrubs. With the weather expected to stay warm and dry in the coming weeks,  we are likely to see an increase in dry weather-related fires. Help reduce the chance of such outdoor fires… [ Keep reading ]

Crews respond to two structure fires on July 4

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to two structure fires on July 4, 2018. The first fire began at approximately 1:45 p.m. in a three-story apartment building located at the 800 block of N. 130th St. Firefighters quickly contained the fire to one unit, but were unable to save a dog and… [ Keep reading ]

Make your 4th of July a safe and happy one!

This 4th of July, the Seattle Fire Department recommends attending one of the many public fireworks displays near you to celebrate the holiday. Why? Last year, there were 262 fireworks injuries, up 11 percent from the previous 10-year average in the state of Washington. In Seattle, one of those injuries… [ Keep reading ]