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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 ]

Cause of 2-alarm fire in the Chinatown/International District ruled “undetermined”

June 25, 2020 at 4:35 a.m.: Dispatchers in our Fire Alarm Center received multiple calls reporting visible flames and black smoke billowing from the second floor of a three-story commercial building on the 800 block of S. Weller St. Engine 6 was the first company to arrive on scene and… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue a resident in a 2-alarm fire within the Central District

April 27, 2020, at 11:13 p.m.: Dispatchers in our Fire Alarm Center received multiple calls reporting heavy smoke and flames coming from a two-story single-family residence on the 1400 block of 25th Ave. Three minutes later, Engine 25 arrived first on-scene and confirmed a well involved fire that originated in… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire in between University District, Wallingford and Meridian neighborhoods

April 23, 2020, at 6:06 a.m.: Our Fire Alarm Center received multiple calls reporting flames visible from a 4-story building under construction at N 45th St and 1st Ave NE. Engines 17, 22, 31 and Ladder 9 were the first companies on-scene. They confirmed a large column of smoke visible… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire in West Seattle neighborhood

April 11, 2020, at 3:19 a.m.: Dispatchers received multiple calls reporting a fully involved fire in a residential building under construction at the 2300 block of 48th Ave SW. Firefighters arrived on scene at 3:21 a.m. and faced window shattering heat with visible flames extending toward the neighboring residences. They… [ Keep reading ]

Fires at marina and two vacant buildings

Seattle firefighters responded to a string of recent fires in midst of the COVID-19 crisis. March 27 at 9:30 p.m.: Staff at the Jim Clark Marina reported a well involved fire that quickly engulfed multiple vessels docked at the property. Flames with heavy smoke billowed high into the sky making… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Scoggins celebrates Dr. Seuss Day at Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club

On Monday afternoon, the best part of Fire Chief Harold Scoggins’ day was spending time with 30 eager readers, ages 5 to 7 years, at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club on MLK Way South. The children listened intently as the Chief read the classic Dr. Seuss book “Oh,… [ Keep reading ]

Clothes dryer lint causes fire over the weekend

On Sunday, Feb. 9, after 11 p.m., crews responded to a working fire caused by overheated dryer lint that accumulated. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the fire caused extensive damage in the home estimating $190,000. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-third of home dryer fires are caused by… [ Keep reading ]

Fire caused by overheated extension cords

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., crews responded to a well involved fire on the 2800 block of S Othello St. Engine Companies 28 and 33 were the first on-scene and confirmed heavy smoke coming from the two-story home. They quickly got water on the fire while sustaining a… [ Keep reading ]