Published Sunday, October 9, 2022, 1825 hours PT

KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON — Firefighters were dispatched to the 1900 block of N. 39th Street in Seattle around 1810 hours PT this evening. This is a two-story SFR with a basement.

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Seattle Firefighters quickly egressed on this fire incident from the moment they were dispatched, to the first on the scene to the time they were able to tap the fire. This was all in a matter of ten minutes.

Assignments were the following:

  • B4 – assumed 39 Command (1814)
  • E18 – hydrant supplying water to E9.
  • E9 – water supply, fire attack.
  • L9 – primary search on the basement.
  • L4 – primary search on floor 1.
  • L8 – RIT
  • Medic Unit – transporting one patient to a nearby hospital.

The timeline for this incident showing what occurred within the short amount of time resources were completely engaged:

  • 1814 PT – 1st due: Light smoke showing from an SFR. This is a working fire. SFR SOG is in effect. This was named the 39 Street Command. Needs a supply. B4 immediately assumed the 39 Street Command and assigned E9 Fire Attack. There were reports of a possible person who may have gone back inside the fire building. A 360* was in progress. Later the neighbors reported all occupants were out of the structure.
  • 1816 PT – This is a 2-story wood frame single-family residence with a basement. Fire is in the basement.
  • 1819 PT – Fire was knocked down and L9 was assigned to do a primary search. L4 was sent in to apply positive pressure, while L8 was assigned as RIT.
  • 1820 PT – L9 reported the primary search is complete with nothing found in the basement. L4 also reported an all clear on floor 1. Firefighters called a tap fire.
  • 1829 PT – Some units were being released back into service. 1 Medic unit stated would be transporting one patient with smoke inhalation to the nearest hospital. A secondary search completed and nothing found.
  • 1837 PT – B4 and other engines companies are starting to get released from this incident. Marshal 5 (FIU) is currently working firefighters to determine the cause of the fire.

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