Renton Firefighters Battling Early Sunday Morning Fire

King County, Washington

Incident Summary

Firefighters responded to a late night to early morning residential structure fire where first due units observed the first floor was fully engulfed.  Due to poor access issues, they were unable to conduct an immediate primary search of the building.   Later it was discovered to be vacant when the fire started. A preliminary cause is unknown at this time.

Units fought the fire from the exterior as defensive operations throughout the whole incident. There were no injuries or any type of structural integrity issues reported.

Resources were dispatched from Renton Fire (RFA), Puget Sound Fire and King County Medics.

Operations Timeline

2345 | Fire units:  B11, B313, E311, E313, E314, E317, E377, L311, A313, M7, MSO1 dispatched to a fully engulfed fire on floor one of a residential structure in the 18600 block of 108th Ave SE in Renton, Washington.

0008 | E377 established a water supply.  Fire attack is being made from 108th.  They are having to lay a long hose lay.

0013| Firefighters report access is limited.  To set-up master stream from the Bravo to the Charlie side.

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PC: Renton FD PIO

0015 | E317 is now Division Bravo. To reposition their apparatus to 108th. Water supply has been established by E377. Fire attack to be made on the Charlie side.  L311 in position for aerial operations, ready for water flow.

0016 | E313 is on the east side and A313 on the south side. Everyone is clear of the Delta side. E377 driver releasing water.

0017 | M7 arrived and stages on 109th Avenue, remaining in their rig.

0018 | E313 Requests utilities to be secured.  There is a long drop on 108th.  They are operating underneath a power line. Dispatch states called them already but will call for an update.

0019 | 450-500 feet hose lay needs to be laid down the street.

0020 | L311 is ready for master stream operations.  E377 holding their lines. Master stream operations to begin shortly. E313 verified there are 3 lines around the structure.

0021 | 3 lines are being managed by E313, E317, E314.

0023 | MSO establishes REHAB with Medic 7 in group. Division Charles to reposition master stream so that it focuses towards the Charlie Division.

0025 | Structure appears to have been vacant.

0026| Good knock down on Charlie side. To continue with exposure lines.

0027| L311 Shutting down their master stream line.

0028 | In Division Charlie – shutting down 2 1/2″ and transitioning over to a 1-3/4″.   E377 also using the same.

0034 | More portable lightning needed around structure. Aerial ladder to remain vertical as light source.  33 minutes on the incident timer. Command advises still in defensive operations. Ok to stop timer.

0045 | Fire under control.  E313 changes over to a flat load 2.5″.

0047 | E377 shuts down their line and picks up hoses.

0056 | Power secured to building on Division Charlie.

0058 | E313 to switch over to foam.

0115 | Fire Investigator on-scene, searching for a determined cause while firefighters are assisting with overhaul operations. The house was vacant at the time when the fire ignited.

0124 | E377 released. E317 still attached to incident.

0127 | MSO1 released from this call. Dispatched to another call.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 0150 PT

 

Police Divers Still Searching for 2nd Occupant in Duwamish

Tukwila and Renton RFA firefighters and specialized  divers were dispatched on Thursday night just after 1800 hours PT to a car into the water.

The incident occurred in the area of 12400 Blk x 42nd Ave S in Tukwila, Washington.

Seattle Fire attempted to respond but due to the water level and a low bridge, they were unable to continue with their response so they returned to their quarters.

Divers continued throughout the night, even well into the darkness searching.

Photo Credit | Tukwila PD Instagram

One yellow patient was treated at the scene and  transported to the hospital.

Police divers continue to search for the missing person, a second occupant of the vehicle that veered into the Duwamish River.  They are using a submersible camera to help search for the reported missing victim.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 2 – 1800 hours PT

Water Rescue Turns to Recovery Mode For Victim Missing In River

Firefighters and specialized dive teams responded to a car into the river with multiple occupants in the area of 12400 Blk x 42nd Ave S in Tukwila, Washington, just after 1800 hours PT.

A yellow patient was located on the street level but divers were in about 15-feet of water in the Duwamish River near the boat launch looking for a reportedly missing occupant.  Divers searched the vehicle and found it to be empty.  At that point, they switched from a rescue to a recovery mode.

A TriMed ambulance was called to the scene to transport the patient.

Command requested a specialized rescue boat from the King County Sheriff’s Office and its ETA around 1910 hours PT.  Dispatch stated they were cancelled and a boat was available out of Federal Way but it was requested for the specialized KCSO motorized boat.

Downstream containment was established. Divers entered the water at the 15th Avenue bridge around 1920 hours PT. They were still in recovery mode at this point.

Victim was located and is being extricated from the water, while another diver entering the Duwamish River. Command requested from Dispatch to have REHAB for the Dive Team respond to the scene.

A Zone 3 REHAB Explorer was dispatched at 1924 hours and arrrived quickly on-scene. They were assigned to the Medical Group.

Seattle Fire Boat 5 was dispatched for mutual aid but they had a difficult getting to the scene due to the water level and a low bridge. They were released from the incident and returned to their quarters located at Station 5 on Alaskan Way (Seattle waterfront).

The incident started almost two hours ago.  This is an open and active ongoing incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 1 – 1925 hours PDT

Training Opportunity | Future Women in EMS / Fire

Renton, Washington

The Renton Regional Fire Authority (Renton RFA) is offering a workshop to women whom may be interested in the EMS and Fire Service.

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Space is limited, so RSVP today !

NW Fire Blog – Posted 1/10/2020

Renton RFA Firefighters Tap Fire Quickly

RENTON, Wash. – Firefighters were dispatched to an unoccupied two-story office building located on Puget in Renton, Washington on Sunday evening.

A brush fire broke out in the juniper bushes on the exterior of the building from an unknown cause, which extended up floors one and two.

Firefighters quickly established a water supply, laid several hose lines and quickly tapped the structure fire.  Primary and secondary searches of the building found no one inside the office structure.

Fire investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

No firefighters or civilian injuries were reported.

Photo Credit | Renton Fire PIO

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Skyway Firefighters Fight House Fire

Incident Summary |  Firefighters from Skyway, Renton and Tukwila were called out to their second house fire this afternoon.  This house fire is located in the 7600 block of South 135th Street in Skyway, Washington.

Resources | Firefighters from Skyway Fire, Tukwila Fire and Renton Fire have been deployed to the incident scene which is said to be their second house fire of the day.

Fire Operations | Primary and second searches of the structure were conducted but nothing was found.  At 1800 hours PST, fire operations were at 55 minutes on the incident clock with the Fire Investigator having an ETA of 40 minutes.

Injuries | One person was treated for smoke inhalation and has been transported to Valley Medical Center.

Photo Credit | Skyway Fire (KCFD 20)

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #SkywayFire #RentonRegionalFireAuthority

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1800 hours PST