Garage Completely Decimated by Fire

GRAHAM, WASHINGTON STATE

Firefighters from the Graham Fire and Rescue/Fire District #21 agency were dispatched to a garage fire just before 1230 hours PT in their service area and reported a fully engulfed structure.

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Photo Credit: GF&R

All occupants escaped safely and waited for first responders to arrive on-scene.

Fire resources were strategically put into place during this operational period, saving the home and any exposure structures that may have been nearby.

If not put out quickly, the fire could have easily spread uncontrollably to the nearby home causing more damage and possibly more of a loss to the occupants.

Great egress work, guys and gals!

ABOUT GRAHAM FIRE & RESCUE / FIRE DISTRICT #21

Graham Fire & Rescue covers an approximate 70-square mile area that protects a growing population of almost 67,000 people. Their joint agency was founded in 1962, that formerly operated out of an old bus barn (garage) at the Kapowsin High School has since grown to what it is today.

They have about six stations that are located in Puyallup and Graham.

Station 91 is located at 10012 187th Street East, Puyallup is staffed 24/7 with a 4-person minimum that can sleep up to eight. This station was built in 1986.

Station 92 is located at 14817 Kapowsin Highway East in Graham that is a volunteer station where volunteer firefighters respond from their business or residence. This station which has a two-bay fire apparatus building on site was built in 1972.

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Graham Garage Fire | Photo Credit: GF&R

Station 93 is located at 8102 304th Street East in Graham is staffed 24/7 and has a two-person minimum staffing and sleeps up to six personnel. This station was built in 1997.

Station 94 is a working station but it is home to the Fire and Rescue’s Headquarters and Administrative offices. It is located at 23014 70th Avenue East in Graham. It is open 24/7 but its Administrative offices are only open between Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1630 hours PT. They have a three-person minimum that sleeps up to eight personnel.

Station 95, also known as Station 21-5 is located at 18725 78th Avenue East in Puyallup is staffed 24/7 and has a four-personnel minimum that sleeps up to six. This was one of two built-in 2010 in the City of Puyallup limits.

Station 96, also known as Station 21-6 is located at 12827 224th Street East in Graham that is also 24/7 fully manned. This station also built-in 2010, is quarters for two minimum personnel that sleeps up to six. Additionally, this location serves as the venue as their centralized logistics, plus an extended bay for their maintenance and repair requirements.

In 2010, the Graham Fire & Rescue agency was able to construct two new stations from funds that their citizens

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog | 3/26/2021 2000 PT

RENTON HOUSE SUFFERS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE

UPDATE | Renton Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in the 2000 block of SE 18th Street on Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2020.

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First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued while some units were tasked with structure protection of homes in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

Fire due E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

The fire is now out and the structure has suffered extensive fire and smoke damage to the garage and to rest of the home.

Resources that responded to this fire represented the Renton Fire Department, Medics and Zone 3 Fire Rehab.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1815 PT

FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT GARAGE FIRE IN RENTON

RENTON, WASH. | Firefighters are currently fighting a garage fire attached to a two-story residence in the 2000 block of SE 18th Court in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

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Fire can be seen from those traveling on I-405 near the SR167 interchange and across Boeing airfield.  Battalion 13 reported seeing a thermal column visible from Station 13 at which time requested Dispatch to upgrade the call to a working fire.

First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued with additional incoming engine companies implementing structure protection of nearby homes.

E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

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Responding include from Renton RFA, King County Medics and the Zone 3 Fire Rehab units.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1652 PT

Ravensdale Garage Catches Fire, Displaces Homeowner

RAVENSDALE, Wash. – A car being worked on by a male resident inside his garage caught fire around 1300 hours on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, was able to escape without any injury.

He has been displaced by this fire.  It is unknown if he was taken care of by Red Cross or if he found shelter on his own.

Location

The home is located in the 33400 block of SE Kent-Kangley Road in Ravensdale.  It is located just west of Maple Valley, Washington.

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Photo Courtesy | PIO Kyle Ohashi – Puget Sound RFA

Cause

The cause of the fire has been deemed by the King County Fire Investigator as  accidental.

Resources

Firefighters from Maple Valley, King County Fire District 47 and Puget Sound Fire were dispatched and the first due reported seeing fire from as far away as two-mile from the fire ground.

Fire Operations

It would take about an hour for fire crews to put out the fire that had spread from the vehicle to contents inside the garage up into the rafters.  Tireless efforts paid off by stopping further extension of the fire from reaching  the living space of the home which successfully enabled the homeowner to salvage most of his personal property.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

 

Seattle Fire Responds to West Seattle Garage Fire

Around 1724 Hours PDT this evening, Firefighters were dispatched to the 3000 block of 28th Ave W in Seattle, Washington to a detached garage fire with one vehicle inside.

Units dispatched [according to their online CAD system]:

  • E11
  • E20
  • L8
  • B4
  • Safety2
  • E18
  • E8
  • Aid2
  • Air9
  • B6
  • Deputy1
  • E2
  • L6
  • M18
  • Staff10
  • REHAB1
  • Marshal5

Firefighters quickly had water on the fire and got it knocked down super fast.  Around 1734 the fire was knocked down and all units except E41, E20, L6, B4, Safety 2 and Air 9 were Code Greened.

The fire was said to be about 20×20 detached garage with one car inside.  A preliminary report states the car fire extended to the structure.

Seattle Fire’s Marshal 5 [Fire Investigator] was requested.  Firefighters still remain on-scene until the cause has been determined or until released by Command back into Service.

No injuries to Firefighters or civilians were reported.

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