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Fatal fire in the Central District

Seattle – At 5:22 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls reporting a fire in a two-story residence at the 1600 block of 18th Ave. Engine 25 and Ladder 10 both arrived first on scene and confirmed a working fire with flames and heavy smoke visible from the front-right corner of the home. Neighbors… [ Keep reading ]

Apartment fire in Capitol Hill neighborhood results in 2 residents and 1 firefighter injured

SEATTLE, Feb. 15 — At 11:33 a.m., our Fire Alarm Center received multiple reports of a fire in a 4th floor apartment unit on the 500 Block of Boylston Ave. E.. Engine 25 and Ladder 10 were the first units on scene and reported two people were sitting on window… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters rescue teen in residential fire in Beacon Hill neighborhood

The incident is currently under investigation. Information on this fire has been shared with the Seattle Police Department for a follow-up investigation. Seattle — Jan. 22 at 3:58 a.m.: Our fire alarm center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a 2-story residence at the 9300 Block of 39th Ave…. [ Keep reading ]

2-Alarm fire in Lake City neighborhood

SEATTLE — 10:53 p.m.: Our Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a 1-story strip mall at the 3000 Block of NE 127th St. Engine 39 and Ladder 5 were the first units on scene and confirmed a well involved fire in retail stores located in… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Urban brush fire prevention

Brush, bark and dry grass fires keep firefighters busy during the summer months. Unfortunately, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to over 12 brush and bark-related fires within the past two days. In more rural parts of King County, the high number of brush fires has led the King County… [ Keep reading ]

Fire safety during dry, sunny days

Every summer beginning in July, the number of fires related to warmer weather increases. In the past week, we responded to over 30 dry weather-related fires involving bark, dry grass and shrubs. Carelessly discarded smoking materials and lit fireworks can cause significant damage an put residents and responding firefighters at risk…. [ Keep reading ]

Extinguish and discard smoking materials safely

We have responded to a few fires recently that were caused by smoking materials left unattended or discarded improperly. With warm and dryer weather in the forecast, more such fires will likely occur. Steps to help reduce the chance of such fires include the following: Carelessly discarded cigarettes and other smoking… [ 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 ]