A fire broke out in a commercial building in the 2800 block of Shilshole Avenue NW with resources dispatched on Saturday, December 28th around 1751 hours PST.
This was designated as a full response and the following were deployed:
- Aid 2, Medics 18, 44, REHAB 1
- Air 10
- Battalions 2 and 4
- Deputy 1, Safety 2, Staff 10
- Engines 20, 21, 35, 41, 9, 18, 28
Within about ten minutes from the first due unit, fire crews quickly egressed and tapped the fire.
Here is a timeline of the fire incident:
1758 PST | Units are arriving o/s. Shilshole Command established by Ladder 18. Battalion arrives on-scene assumes Command. Water on the fire. Fire boat requested by IC. Building on the water.
1759 PST | Fire Boat dispatched.
1801 PST | Engine 18 laying a pre-connect. Engine 20 water supply established. Water on the fire. Code Green (not needed/back in service) Fire boat.
1802 PST | Engine 20 is the back-up line to Engine 35.
1803 PST | Fire is under control, no exposures and primary search is all clear, nothing found.
1806 PST | Water supply verified established, Marshal 5 (FIU) responding. Ladder 8 assesses the building structure integrity, states stable and ok for crews to assess the interior. Unit states large forklift on fire inside a garage type building. Conveyor belts on the Bravo / Charlie corner.
1807 PST | Ladder 9 is assigned RIT and Battalion 4 is Incident Command, or also known as “Shilshole Command”.
1808 PST | The IC asks if there is a tap fire. Ladder 8 states addressing some hot spots.
1809 PST | 10 minutes on the incident clock from the first due unit. Ladder 8 now calls a tap fire. Seattle PD requested for traffic control as there is a water supply across one of the nearby streets.
1810 PST | Aid 2 and Battalion 2 back in service.
1814 PST | Engine 21 and Rehab 1 back in service.
1820 PST | Medic 44 and 18, Staff (command) 10, Marshal 5 (FIU) are returned back into service.
Exact cause has not been released yet by SFD.
There was no reports of injuries to firefighters or to civilians.
(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/28/2019 – 1840 hours PST