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Oily rags likely cause of 2-Alarm fire in SoDo

SEATTLE — At 6:42 p.m., our Fire Alarm Center received calls reporting a fire at the 700 block of Lander St. Engine 13 was first on scene and confirmed an exterior fire on the west side of a commercial warehouse that had already extended inside and up into the exposed rafters…. [ Keep reading ]

How to safely store oily rags

Oils commonly used in oil-based paints, stains and varnishes release heat as they dry. A pile of oily rags can be dangerous because as they dry, the heat is trapped and builds up to potentially cause a fire. Here are a few safety tips for storing wet, oily rags: Never… [ Keep reading ]