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How to recognize the signs of an expired carbon monoxide (CO) alarm

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas. CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. Exposure to… [ Keep reading ]

Resident rescued in house fire in the Haller Lake neighborhood

SEATTLE — Tuesday evening at 5:55 p.m., Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls about a home on fire in the 14000 block of Meridian Ave. N. in the Haller Lake neighborhood. Crews arrived on scene and saw a well-involved fire with flames and heavy smoke coming from the… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in Crown Hill/Greenwood neighborhoods

SEATTLE — Last night at 11:08 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a one-story vacant building in the 300 block of NW 85th St. near the borderline of the Crown Hill and Greenwood neighborhoods. When the first units arrived on scene,… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire damages art gallery in Pioneer Square

SEATTLE — At 6:39 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a three-story commercial building in the 300 block of Occidental Ave. S. Health One, stationed nearby, was the first unit on scene and surveyed the area to help arriving Engine companies… [ Keep reading ]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during power outages

The National Weather Service is warning King County residents about the possibility of high winds this week. High winds can lead to downed power lines and power outages which increases the possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced any time fossil fuels are burned. During a power… [ Keep reading ]

3-alarm fire in First Hill neighborhood

SEATTLE – On Jan. 1 at 4:41 a.m., Seattle’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a fire in the 800 block of Madison St. in the First Hill neighborhood. When firefighters from Stations 10 (downtown) and 25 (Capitol Hill) arrived first on scene, they saw heavy black smoke… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t burn your Christmas tree and other fire safety tips to start the new year

The Seattle Fire Department would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Here are some safety reminders to carry into 2024. Old Christmas Trees Don’t burn your Christmas tree. Burning trees at public locations such as parks and beaches is illegal. Instead, treat your old Christmas tree like… [ Keep reading ]

Help us help you: Move right for lights and sirens

SEATTLE: The Seattle Fire Department wants to remind drivers to move right for lights and sirens. Seattle Fire and Police personnel respond to incidents in the city 24/7. Many times, private vehicles do not yield the right of way when approached by emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. When drivers… [ Keep reading ]

Holiday candle and incense safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are on average 20 candle-related fires each day in the U.S. and approximately one-third (37%) of home candle fires start in bedrooms. As you continue to enjoy important fall and winter holidays, please pay special attention to the following to keep everyone safe. Enjoy… [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm vacant building fire in the Columbia City neighborhood

SEATTLE – At 6:28 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a vacant commercial building in the 4200 block of Rainier Ave. S. in the Columbia City neighborhood. As firefighters approached the scene, they reported flames showing through the roof of… [ Keep reading ]