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Carbon Monoxide Prevention This Winter

The Seattle area has seen a few windstorms already this winter that have knocked out power to thousands of homes. One danger we have during power outages is the increased possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power outage,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department plans for viaduct closure

SEATTLE – For the past several months, the Seattle Fire Department has worked closely with regional partners and developed plans internally to prepare for the closure of the viaduct and associated traffic congestion. The department is focusing all of its resources on responding to emergencies, and has taken steps to minimize… [ Keep reading ]

Three boats catch fire at Lakewood Moorage on Lake Washington

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to the 4400 Block of Lake Washington Blvd. S. just after 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 13 for a report of multiple boats on fire at Lakewood Moorage. When Engine 28 from the Rainier Valley Fire Station arrived on scene, they saw flames coming from the marina, with three vessels fully engulfed… [ Keep reading ]

Residential fire in Wedgewood neighborhood ruled accidental

SEATTLE – The Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call at 1:20 a.m. on January 9 reporting a fire in a residential home at the 2500 Block of Northeast 92nd Street. Engine 40 responded from the Wedgewood Fire Station and saw flames coming from the front and sides of the single-story structure. All occupants… [ Keep reading ]

Help us help you: Move right for lights and sirens

SEATTLE: With the viaduct closure quickly approaching, the Seattle Fire Department wants to remind drivers to move right for lights and sirens. Seattle Fire, Police and Department of Transportation personnel respond to traffic incidents in the city 24/7. Many times, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle firefighters battle house fire in Rainier Beach

SEATTLE – On December 31 around 5:45 a.m. the Seattle Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a house fire on the 9200 Blk of Spear Pl S.  Upon arrival, Engine 33 reported heavy fire from the east side of the house.  Crews initially knocked down the fire from the… [ Keep reading ]

Wishing you Safety in the New Year

As 2018 comes to an end, the Seattle Fire Department would like to share some safety reminders to carry into 2019. December and January are the leading months for candle fires. Candles Use flameless or battery operated candles When using candles with flames, extinguish all candles upon leaving a room… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle firefighters battle house fire in Admiral District

SEATTLE – Seattle firefighters responded to the 2100 Blk of 41 Ave SW around 2:45 a.m. this morning for a house fire.  The first arriving unit reported a well involved house fire with fire impinging on the house to the north.  Fire crews quickly applied water onto the fire from… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle firefighters battle two fires in the Fremont area

SEATTLE – There were two fires overnight in the Fremont area.  On December 24, around 3:46 a.m. the Seattle Fire Alarm Center (FAC) received a 9-1-1 call for a reported fire in an alley at the 500 Blk of N 36 St.  The first arriving unit reported heavy fire in… [ Keep reading ]

High Winds Warning and Carbon Monoxide Prevention

The National Weather Service is predicting strong winds in western Washington this weekend which could cause some local power outages. Remember, Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a dangerous, odorless, poisonous gas. Heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of CO. Follow these tips to help keep your house… [ Keep reading ]