Pre-Turkey Day Fire Erupts

SEATTLE, Wash. | Firefighters and equipment were dispatched to a residential structure fire located in the 10000 block of Sand Point Way NE at 2021 hours on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

FIRE BUILDING

The fire building is a 3 bedroom and 1.75 bath home with 1,600 square feet with a basement, main floor and attic. It was built in 1939, with a finished basement and underground parking garage. The lot size is over 7,000 square feet.

RESOURCES

Units dispatched were Seattle Fire’s Aid 25, Air Unit 10, Battalions 2 and 6, Deputy 1, Engines 16, 24, 31, 38, 40, Ladders 5 and 10. Medics 17 and 44 (Supervisor), Marshal 5 (FIU Investigator), REHAB 1 (Fire/Medical Rehab), Safety 2 and Staff 10.

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FIRE OPS

Water Supply – Established with E39 taking a secondary hydrant.

Search and Rescue – Ladder 5 did a split search from floors one to two completing their task quickly, with nothing found. Primary and secondary searches were completed of the whole structure.

Command – Battalion 6 assumed command at 2033 hours.

Per scanner traffic, visible flames were reported to be out the basement windows when first due units arrived. Crews did not find any extension to the attic or to the knee walls. The fire was knocked down less than 15 minutes.

Ventilation operations with fans was tasked to Ladder 9.

Units were starting to be released by Command within 20 minutes from the original dispatched call time.

CAUSE

At the time of this post, the cause and preliminary damage to the the property and contents were unknown.

The Seattle Fire Investigator, Marshal 5 was on-scene.

INJURIES

No reports of injuries to firefighters or citizens was reported by the Seattle Fire Department.

UPDATE

An update will be posted when information has been received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 11/25/2020 2120 PT

LAFD Stop Fire in Tracks

Los Angeles, California

LAFD fire crews battled an early Saturday morning fire in the 3100 block of West 59th Street in Los Angeles, California.

Units BC18, BC706, E266, E294, E57, E66, E94, RA266, RA866, SQ21, T66, T94, CH9, 12 were dispatched at 0023 PT to a row of carports fully engulfed behind a row of 2-story apartment buildings.

About 49 LAFD fire units responded to the Hyde Park area taking about 28 minutes to put the fire out and stopping fire from spreading to two exposure buildings. Unfortunately, multiple vehicles were damaged.

No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported.

Cause and the total amount property damage is under investigation and has not been released as of yet.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 10/31/2020 0120 PT

Seattle Has 2nd Alarm Fire

Firefighters were dispatched on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 1620 hours PT to a vacant building located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue South in Seattle, Washington.

At 1633 hours, 7th Avenue Command upgraded the call to a 2nd Alarm fire incident sending out additional resources and equipment.

First and second alarm Seattle Fire units include: E10, B6, E5, L1, A10, Air10, B2, Deputy1, E2, E25, E6, L10, L6, M10, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, Safety2, Staff10, L3, Air240-260, B6, E13, E22, E30, E34, L6, L9. PIO and L4.

2nd Alarm units were quickly code green at 1638 hours PT.

A small fire was said to be burning at the time of the stairwell on floor three but would be knocked down relatively fast. Command called it a tap fire at 1642 hours.

MAR5, Seattle Fire’s Investigator was on-scene to determine what the cause of the fire is and its origin. At this time, there is no preliminary cause to report.

Just like when they train and drill, SFD’s crews focus on suppression and containment applying quick egress efforts. Actions of firefighters quickly stopped the spread to other connected exposures and limiting damage to the structure overall.

There were no reports of injuries to firefighters or civilians.

ABOUT THIS FIRE BUILDING

This building is located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue South in the heart of the Sodo (industrial) area of Seattle. This structure is listed as a brick building that was built in year of 1920.

According to 2020 assessed King County tax records, this is the home to the Republic Hotel, a rooming house on the top three floors of the building, a retail store on the street level and an unfinished basement.

However, when firefighters arrived – they stated this is a vacant building.

Here is a current photo of the vastly 7,680 square multi-level building that was touched by fire this afternoon. It is said to be valued at $2.3 Million according to a 2020 assessment.

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Nice work, Firefighters and saving another Seattle iconic structure.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 10/24/2020 1720 PT

Seattle Firefighters Respond to Saturday House Fire

King County, Washington | Firefighters were dispatched to a single-family house fire on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in the 7000 Block of Ravenna Avenue NE in Seattle.

Seattle Fire units included Aid31, Air10, B2, B6, Deputy1, Engines 16, 17, 22, 31, 40. Ladders 5, 8, 9. Medic17, 44 9 (Supervisor), FIU Marshal5, REHAB1, Safety2, Staff10.

Chaplains 5 and 6 from the Seattle Fire Department have been dispatched to the scene.

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Fire was deemed quick under control.  Primary and secondary searches were conducted.

One adult male was found deceased inside the home and an elderly female was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries and was also transported to a local Seattle Hospital.

There was no preliminary cause of the fire released at the time of this post.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/18/2020 1425 PT 

Southend Firefighters Respond to Commercial Fire

White Center, Washington | Southend Fire assets and equipment were dispatched to a 2-Alarm Commercial structure fire on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, just before five o’clock in the morning.

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Units were quickly on-scene. Agencies were from the Puget Sound, Tukwila, Burien, Tukwila and Skyway Fire Departments, as well as the North Highline and King County Fire Districts.

King County Paramedics (IAFF 2595) and the King County Sheriff’s assisting with medical and traffic control.

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REHAB units were also tied in to the call bringing out REHAB units 2, 3, 302, 304 and 322.

Crews brought in aerials and specialized equipment working to put out the stubborn and fierce fire.

The 2-Alarm incident took place  in the 10700 block of 16th Avenue, S.W., Seattle, Washington.

The structure was verified to be vacant building once housing a former funeral home.

As it continued to burn in the area, roadway closures began impacting the White Center community streets, one block out from 16th Avenue S.W. to S.W. 107th Streets.  This would be a normal process as multiple lines would be laid on the streets and up connected to hydrants.  This is to avoid drivers or those from damaging or destroying fire hoses.

No reports of firefighter injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/9/2020 – 1155 PT

Firefighters Respond to Wallingford Derelict Building

Seattle, Washington | Firefighters were dispatched on Friday, May 8, 2020 , on Friday evening to a fire in building call in the Wallingford community.

It was located in the 4100 block of the Wallingford Avenue North, Seattle, Washington State.

According to Zillow, the structure is  listed as a single-family residence with four bedrooms and one bath that recently for $1,025,000 in February of this year.  The home is said to be worth an estimated value of $838,000.  The value has decreased over $166,000 in the last 30 days.

Personnel and assets included:  A2, AIR10, B4, B6, DEP1, E16, E17, E21, E22, E9, L9,L10, L6, L8, M17, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10.  Units were dispatched at 1844 PDT.

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Firefighters quickly arrived and set-up a  water supply line.

Reports of a possible victim on floor 2 proved to be false, as members searched the basement and floors 1 and 2 of the structure finding no one or any other occupants.

It was stated this is a derelict building with debris blocking floor 2 and other areas blocked off.

At one time, Command broadcasted a potential biohazard and sent its firefighters to the Decon  Line.

The fire was tapped in less than 45 minutes.

There were no injuries to citizens, occupants or firefighters reported.

Cause at this time is unknown.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/8/2020 1935 PDT

Firefighters Respond to Dryer Fire in South Seattle

Firefighters were called  out on Saturday night at 2122 hours PDT to respond to a dryer fire in the building located in the 4300 block of 29th Avenue South in Seattle, Washington.

The call went out as a full response dispatching the following units:  A14 AIR10 B2 B5 DEP1 E13 E27 E28 E30 E6 L12 L3 M28 M44 MAR5 R1 REHAB1 SAFT2 and STAF10.

Firefighters quickly egressed and ten minutes into the incident, it was determined the first arriving units could handle as a single response, lealving Engines 13 and 30, Ladder 3 and Battalion 5 on-scene.

Fire was reported as under control with no preconnect.  A ventilation system was put into place.

Primary search of floor one was complete with nothing found (2141 hours).  A search of a nearby exposure was also conducted and nothing found.

Engine 30 was working with the challenge of shutting off the continuous spray of fire sprinklers.  They were finally shutoff at 2142 hours.

There were no reports of any injuries to citizens, residents or firefighters.

The cause is currently unknown at this time, as firefighters to continue with fire operations.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Posted:  4/4/2020 2145 PDT

Lacey Firefighters Respond to Huge Vacant Structure Fire

Lacey, Washington —-

Fire personnel and equipment were dispatched from Lacey Fire District #3 and #8, and Olympia Fire just before 0500 hours on Sunday morning, March 29, 2020, to a structure fire.

The fire was located in the 5000 block of 15th Avenue NE in Lacey, Washington.

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Fire District #6 staffed up Lacey’s stations and responded to fire calls for Lacey Fire District #8.

Firefighters quickly egressed the situation and knocked down the fire.  Primary and secondary searched were conducted with no occupants located inside.

There were no reports of injuries to firefighters or bystanders.

There is no cause released at the time of this report and is under investigation by Fire Investigators.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/29/2020 – 2100 PST

UPDATE | Puget Sound Firefighters Fight SeaTac Fire

Seatac, Washington —

Firefighters and resources from  Renton RFA, Tukwila Fire Department,  Puget Sound Fire and Zone 3 Fire Rehab were dispatched on Sunday, March 29, 2020, in the early evening to a structure fire in the 2400 block of South 146th Street.

Additional fire mutual aid resources dispatched from Skyway Fire, Burien Fire and Medic One.

All occupants self-extricated themselves from the home.

This was a fire in the home’s kitchen.  The fire is now out and there were no reports of injuries to the occupants or to firefighters.

A Fire Investigator is en route to the fire scene.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/29/2020 1828 hours PST

Seattle Firefighters Battling Building Fire

SEATTLE, Washington

Firefighters are yet again on another large blaze this weekend.  Seattle Firefighters were dispatched on Saturday morning around 1051 hours PST to a 2-alarm fire in a vacant building located in the 600 block of South Roy Street.

First due units reported heavy smoke and flames in the vacant building.  Due to heavy fire and unknown interior conditions of the building, crews were being forced to fight it from the outside; a defensive operation.  No fire crews were allowed inside the building.

The Fire Department was encouraging those who live in the area to close their windows due to heavy smoky conditions to prevent smoke inhalation.

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A wall on the Delta side was starting to bow out (around 1227 hours) and command asked crews on this and Charlie sides to watch the structure.  All firefighters were out of the collapse zone.

After almost fighting the fire over a period of two hours, fuel tanks were beginning to run low.  A fuel truck was requested to assist with several companies.

We are covering this incident with Live Updates on Twitter @nwfireblog 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/282020 1230 PST