Fire in a Highrise Turns into False Alarm

March 26, 2021 | Friday | 1800 hours PDT

What would appear to be a big fire with Seattle firefighters responding to a full response which usually brings out a large response of personnel and assets, turned into a downgraded call with two engines, a ladder and a battalion Chief.

Fire units A14, A25, Air10, B2, B5, B6, Dep1, E10, E13, E2, E22, E25, E34, E5, L1, L10, L4, m31, M44, MAR5, R1, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10, E6, M10 were dispatched on Friday evening at 1746 hours PT.

It was quickly discovered after first arriving units completed their investigation, that it was a false alarm with burnt food in a toaster oven.

All units were released from this incident (Code Green), except for Engines 6 and 25, Ladder 10 and Battalion 2.

The incident was located in the block of 900 on Seneca Street in Seattle. Part of the Seneca was blocked but has since been reopened.

Seattle PD and Marshal 5 were not needed at the scene.

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