Enumclaw Touched by Fire

The Living Court Assisted Living community facility located in the 2200 block of Jensen Street in Enumclaw (King County), Washington State was touched by a small fire on Friday evening around 2215 hours PT.

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It was reported that the fire was quickly contained but fire fighters were still working to knock it down. Residents inside the building were assisted during evacuations.

There was one area on the east side of the building reportedly as being flooded.

Police were on-scene to help with evacuations and traffic control.

Engine 34 from the Enumclaw Fire Department was dispatched as mutual to help King County Fire Agencies:

  • Valley Fire
  • VRFA
  • South King Fire
  • IAFF 2024
  • Mountainview Fire
  • IAFF2595
  • King County Medic 1
  • Puget Sound Fire

Did not hear of any reports of injuries to residents or to firefighters.

The Red Cross was requested and is assisting the facility.

No preliminary cause was known at the time of this post.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/30/2020 2240 PT

Arson Suspect Nabbed by FIU in Kent Washington

Kent, Washington |  A trio of FIU  Investigators with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority along with working with Law Enforcement officials were able to piece together a successful case leading to an arsonist.  The PSRFA states these were intentionally set in dumpsters and other locations but responding firefighters were able to quickly put these fires out before spreading to nearby structures.  As with any fire

An adult male has been arrested and charged on three Arson-2 charges after the FIU’s investigation led them through a string of arson fires that occurred in the downtown Kent area.  They are currently looking through additional video footage and evidence to see if they are able to tie him to other unsolved fires that have occurred in the same area.

The Kent communities can now rest easy knowing their Fire Department has nabbed one arsonist off the streets.  Remember, if you See Something, Say Something and always call 911 right away.

ABOUT THE PUGET SOUND REGIONAL FIRE AUTHORITY

Although the name and face of the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority is fairly new, it represents the multiple recognizable Fire Departments that have been long iconic in their communities and around the State of Washington.  In 2017, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority was reborn from its previous name listed as the Kent Regional Fire Authority.

Today, the PSFA consists of ten-Fire Departments that are strategically located in various area in South King County which include:  Kent Regional Fire Authority, Maple Valley FD, Tukwila FD, Burien/Normandy Park FD, North Highline FD, Skyway (King County Fire District #20), Renton Regional Fire Authority, Valley Regional Fire Authority, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue and in Enumclaw (King County Fire District #28).

With all of these Fire Departments in a consortium, they bring a  high level and wide-range of skills, expertise, experience and is a great opportunity for personnel to train and learn together, as well providing mutual aid as needed.  Together as one, they bring an invaluable benefit to the communities and Public they serve.

To learn more about this great organization, you can visit them at their website at pugetsoundfire.org

(c) 2018 NW Fire  Blog

 

Auburn Brush Fire Prompts Regional Fire Response

Auburn, Washington

A brush fire burning on Auburn Way South is prompting a fire response bringing wildfire resources from Enumclaw (Brush 41), Mountainview, Auburn and surrounding areas.  This includes brush trucks and hand crews.

A recall was completed for Fire Stations 32, 33 and 38.

Brush Truck 95 arrived on-scene @ 1814 Hours.

Around 1755 hours, Auburn were completing a Blitz Fire with a 2 1/2″ and doing a lay of water from above.

Forward movement stopped @ 1809 hours.

The fire was over the roadside, down below.  Fire Managers planned on sending crews over the hillside with a belay.  They were trying to figure out how to get down to the fire without having using ropes. Time they agreed was not on their side.

We are trying to get additional details on this fire.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

The People Have Spoken in King County

For those watching the Preliminary results from the April 26th King County, Washington State’s Special Elections on some very important issues:

King Co Fire Dist 45’s “Levy of Tax for Mtnc & Ops”

  • Yes 1551 votes 73.43%
  • No 572 votes 26.57%
  • Note: 685 Yes votes or 60% Yes votes w/1142 # of voters to pass

King Co Fire Dist 28’s “Increasing Property Tax Levy Rate for 2017-2022” (Enumclaw, Washington)

  • Yes 1773 votes 51.36%
  • No 1679 votes 48.64%
  • Simply majority needed to pass.

Proposed Eastside Regional Fire Authority (merging of Districts 10 (Preston, Tiger Mtn, Carnation and Lake Joy) and 38 (North Bend))

  • Yes 2856 votes 55.74%
  • No 2268 votes 44.26%  
  • Needs 60% Yes votes to pass 

Proposed Renton Regional Fire Authority creation (joining Renton Fire & Rescue)

  • Yes 7198 votes 62.64%
  • No 4293 votes 37.36%  
  • Needs 60% percent Yes votes to pass

East Pierce Fire & Rescue – “Levy Lid Lift” (Bonney Lake)

  • Yes 170 votes 79.07%
  • No 45 votes 20.93%  
  • Needs simple majority vote to pass

Kent FD Fire Authority – “Continuation of Benefit Charge” (Kent)

  • Yes 9899 votes 64.15%
  • No 5533 votes 35.85%
  • Needs 60% Yes to pass

These are just preliminary numbers. These will be updated each day up until the results are certified on May 6, 2016.

(c) 2016   The #NWFireBlog