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Seattle Fire releases cause of 4-alarm fire in north Queen Anne

SEATTLE – Fire investigators conducted a thorough investigation of the 4-alarm fire in north Queen Anne that occurred on Nov. 10 at the 3500 Block of 6th Ave. W. During the course of investigation, they determined the fire was intentionally set, and are ruling it as arson. The total estimated loss to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle firefighters battle 4-alarm fire in north Queen Anne

SEATTLE – Firefighters from stations throughout the City responded to north Queen Anne on Saturday, Nov. 10 for a 4-alarm fire in a lumber yard. The Fire Alarm Center received a call just after 8:40 p.m. reporting flames visible from a structure along the ship canal at the 3500 Block… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle sends firefighters to California to help battle wildfire

SEATTLE – Two strike teams consisting of 39 firefighters from the greater King County region were deployed to southern California on Nov. 10 to assist with wildfire efforts. Weather conditions are reportedly creating very active fire conditions. One of the strike teams is a wildland team, which includes a brush truck… [ Keep reading ]

October 2018 Promotional Ceremony

SEATTLE – On Oct. 31, 2018, the Seattle Fire Department held a promotional at Headquarters to appoint five members to new positions. The event was emceed by Assistant Chief of Operations, Bryan Hastings. The following employees were promoted: Matt Rogers to Deputy Chief Debra Sutey to Battalion Chief James Walker… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire responds to two large fires over the weekend

SEATTLE – Seattle Fire crews stayed busy last weekend, as they responded to several structure fires, two of which were full responses. The first fire occurred in a residential home at the 11000 Block of 40th Ave. NE on Oct. 27. House occupants were able to safely evacuate prior to… [ Keep reading ]

Trial by Fire for Seattle’s Newest Firefighters: Recruit Class #109

The Seattle Fire Department will train new firefighter recruits at a vacant home in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Training officers and fire recruits will practice firefighting skills at 2711 E Roy St for four days (10/29-11/2/18). Live fire training is an opportunity for the recruits to face real fire scenarios in a controlled setting… [ Keep reading ]

You’re Invited: Capitol Hill fire station Fall Festival

SEATTLE – Members of the Capitol Hill community are invited to attend a Fall Festival at Fire Station 25 to meet their local firefighters and police officers, participate in fun activities and learn Halloween fire safety tips. Activities include pumpkin carving and drawing, a pumpkin toss, fire safety activities, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire announces cause of Queen Anne apartment fire

Saturday’s two-alarm fire at the Century Terrace Apartments in Queen Anne has been ruled accidental. Fire investigators from the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) today announced the fire was caused by combustible materials being placed too close to an electric baseboard heater in the living room. Response becomes a two-alarm The… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Fire Department responds to six kitchen fires since Oct. 1

SEATTLE – The number of kitchen fires the Seattle Fire Department has responded to this month is higher than usual. Since Oct. 1, the department has responded to at least six fires that have occurred in the kitchen areas of residential homes or apartment units. The specific cause of these… [ Keep reading ]

Smoke Alarms: If there is a fire, get out, stay out, call 911

Every home should have working smoke alarms. If the alarm sounds you may have less than a minute to get outside or to a safe place to call 911. Test your smoke alarms monthly and if your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, replace them. Install smoke alarms:… [ Keep reading ]