Firefighters Respond to 2-Alarm Fire in Seattle

Seattle, WA | Firefighters were dispatched at 1048 hours PST this morning to the 4500 block of University Way NE for a fire in a building.  The building is the venue to the Hunan Chinese Kitchen Delivery formerly the Silk Road Noodle Bar restaurant, according to Yelp.

Units Dispatched

Battalions: 2, 4, 6.

Engines:  2, 9, 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 38, 40.

Ladders: 1, 4, 5, 8, 10.

Medic/Aid Units:  M18, A25, M31, M44. REHAB1.

Staff:  Safety2, Staff10, PIO, MAR5. Deputy1.

Air Units:  10, 240, 260.


Marshal 5, Seattle’s FIU investigative unit is currently working through the fire scene with the help of Firefighters, as they help him move things around.  At this time, there is no preliminary cause of this fire.

Fire Activities

Seattle Fire’s Ladder 1. (c) NW Fire Blog (stock photo)

We picked up active scanner feed via the Seattle Fire radio transmissions about twenty minutes into the incident.  The command name is “University Command”.

At 1117 hours PST, Engine 25’s crew was tasked with a primary search on floor 2. They reported their progress was about 3/4 way through and had zero visibility. Hydraulic ventilation was also reported by another crew.

A large skylight that ran down the whole length of the fire building on the Alpha side seemed to play a key role in some of the obstacles firefighters faced.  At 1124 hours, it was determined there was no fire in the attic.

After careful inspection and 4×4 cuts on the Charlie/Delta corner, there was no extension into the Delta exposure building.

A primary search of floor was conducted at 1127 hours and an all clear was called.  Ladder 1 pulled ceilings in the Charlie / Delta corner and reported an all clear.  E25 reported a little fire in the cockloft. They were working on getting water on the fire.

Command to Dispatch reported that the fire was under control at 1130 hours with a completed primary search with an all clear and vertical ventilation had been started.

No heat was found in the ceilings but a heat signature was found due to hot spots in the interior walls at 1136 hours PST.

Division 2 reported no fire in the  northern rooms, overhaul had been completed and E2 crew was exiting due to low air.  New replacements would be deployed by Command. A tap fire was reported to Command.

Smoke began to clear on the Bravo / Delta side at 1148 hours.

A secondary search on the Floor 2 was conducted by E18 at 1152 hours.

Units began returning back into service at 1153 were Air260, Engines 2, 18, 25, Ladders 4, 5, 1 and the PIO.

At 1233 hours, power had not been secured yet and therefore fire crews were notified that the building was still energized.

Some remaining fire crews are still on-scene and remain until Command is terminated.  More information will be updated as it is received.

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Commercial Fire | Phoenix, Arizona | 2

PHOENIX, Ariz. – UPDATE 2 – 2100 PDT

A Super Safeway store was the big trending story yesterday after it caught on fire.  Firefighters from multiple fire departments arrived on-scene to see the fully engulfed commercial structure ablaze that would eventually be elevated to a 3-alarm blaze.

Tactics were taken to immediately go into a defensive operation.  It was too unsafe to enter the building. There were several reports in media and on Social Media saying at first there was no one inside and another saying that all persons had safely evacuated the building.

Around 0840 hours this morning (Thursday, July 12, 2018), photographs on Social Media would show that the store was fully left open and exposed with its roof completely caved in, shelving toppled, steel rebar and girders showing the intensity of the blaze and how it can completely destroy anything in its path.

Photo Credit | Phoenix Fire PIO

Reports of a big storm with lightning rolled over the area, right before smoke billowed out of the building. One Social Media user reported that Police had shutdown several roadways, while emergency personnel responded to a gas leak a day or two ago.

There is no exact cause listed but reports of a big downpour of rain fell over the area with some speculating that the heavy rain may have caused the roof to be too heavy and suffered some damage to an electrical box.  We will have to wait to see what the result of the fire investigation report states.

A Disaster Recovery and Restoration team was on site today around 1650 hours, assessing the damage of the building.  It appears that everything interior appeared to be destroyed with the outer walls including the front facade of the structure still standing.

Safeway said that will be relocating employees from this store to other locations.  It is unknown if they plan to rebuild this store.

No injuries were reported.


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Bellevue Firefighters Respond to Clyde Hill House Fire

CLYDE HILL, Wash. – Bellevue Firefighters were called to a residential structure fire in the 2000 block on 89th Avenue NE in the Clyde Hill area, a City with 3,000 residents and 1,100 households.

The City is contracted with the City of Bellevue Fire Department for all of its fire related services and emergency medical calls within its boundary.

The fire broke out at the home around 1309 hours PDT and was brought under control around 1319 hours PDT.

One occupant inside the structure was able to self-evacuate without any injuries.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation by the Bellevue Fire Department.

One Citizen reported seeing a black smoke column from as far as away as Mercer Island from her office window , which is across the water from Clyde Hill.

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Renton House Fire Poses Dangers

Renton, Washington | A structure fire broke out an unknown if occupied home located in the 500 block of Renton Avenue South in Renton, Washington just after 2200 hours PST on Sunday evening.

Credit: Renton Fire PIO

Fire units dispatched were E-11, L-11, A-13, E-14, E-12, E-13, B-12, B-13 (per Renton PIO) and we also heard on Scanner traffic M-5, MSO and L-74.

MSO was assigned Medical Group along with REHAB2 and M-5.

E-12 was assigned RIT.

L-11 was first due and found smoke from the eves on Alpha and upon a 360* walk around, they found active fire in the daylight basement on the Charlie side.

There were some difficulties from the soft flooring on floor one and a hole found in the basement that led up to that same floor.  Command cautioned crews not to enter the front door alpha side due to the soft flooring making it very dangerous.  Crews were also pulled off the roof as Safety noticed there could be some softening on the roofing as well.

The fire was tapped at 2241 hours PST.  Crews worked on putting out hot spots throughout the structure.

Primary and secondary searches were conducted with nothing and no extensions found.

No cause is known at this time.

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Senior Apartments in Milton Ablaze | 1


East Pierce Firefighters were dispatched to the Alder Ridge Apartments located at 2800 Alder Street in Milton, Washington around 1828 hours this Tuesday evening (December 26th)  for a fire that broke out in this senior living community.  The fire was escalated rapidly to a 2nd alarm response.

Credit: East Pierce FD


Seniors were all evacuated from the building around 1907 hours PST.  No injuries were reported.  There is approximately 150 displaced elderly residents from this Senior Assisted Living Facility.


Firefighters were in an offense fire attack as they were evacuating elderly residents from various apartments units.  Fire crews were reportedly going defensive as of 1938 hours and pulling out of the fire building.

Firefighters were making good progress on various area of the fire around 1957 hours PST.  Command advised crews to go offensive to attack and check the attic for any fire. around 1959 hours PST.  

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – 12/26/2017 @ 2004 PST

#Breaking | Commercial Fire in Washougal WA | 2


Incident Summary

A media source reported that the Camas-Washougal FD released a stating a large commercial fire was burning through a storage yard of a plastic drain and irrigation piping at the Advanced Drainage System business around 2000 hours PDT on Friday evening.

Fire in the Area

There was a report of an unknown fire originally near the intersection of South 35 and Index Street in the City of Washougal.

Scanner Feed came up as a brush fire in a commercial lot that had multiple exposures.  That fire was not stated as to where that was located.

No official word on the cause as the County Fire Investigator will be investigating.


It was later reported as a 2-Alarm commercial structure fire with a total of 8 engines from the CWFD and Vancouver FD.

A fire company will be on fire watch throughout the night.



No injuries were reported.



(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 7/28/2017 @ 2257 Hours PDT


#Breaking | Commercial Fire in Washougal WA | 1


Incident Summary

Responding fire units were dispatched to a commercial lot for a very large brush fire in an industrial area around 2004 hours PDT on Friday, July 28, 2017.  Around 2016 hours PDT,  Command updated Dispatch the fire had a fast rate of spread with multiple exposures. At 2035 hours, it was still being reported as a fast-moving brush fire with  many exposure structures around it.


Resources from the Washougal Fire Department are on-scene fighting the blaze. It is unknown if there are other mutual aid Agencies assisting and whom those units may be.

Fire Weather

Weather forecasters are saying smoke is now blow towards Corbett with winds NW/NNW.

Current Conditions

The fire has been mostly knocked down and appears to be smoldering.  Two semi trailers were removed from the fire location that were heavily damaged or totalled.

No injuries were reported.

Social Media

The fire is being covered all over Social Media with some saying the smoke can be seen as far away as Portland, Troutdale and other Cities in Oregon.

We will provide an update as soon as info is available.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 7/28/2017 @ 2150 Hours PDT


BREAKING NEWS: House Fire in Renton Washington

0100 Hours PST

Renton, Washington


Location:  Firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure  located in the 14600 block of SE 142nd Street finding the fire alarm active.

Observations:  First due crews arrived on-scene just after midnight early Saturday morning to find a chimney fire in the walls and attic.

Staffing:  Additional fire units arrived on the fire ground very quickly.


Personnel:  Battalions 12 & 13, Engines 11,16, 78, 1078 (Norcom), Ladder 11, Aid 12.


Timeline of Call:

0003:  Fire Department resources dispatched.

0019:  fire crews were still in the offensive strategy on the Alpha/Delta side, approximately 10 minutes into the incident.

0020:  E16, A12.  were checking extensions into the attic.

0021-0022:  L11, E78 and E1078 were at Level 1 Staging.

0022:  Crews indicated the fire spread into the walls, there were zero heat found

0023:  L11 was tasked with checking for extension and primary search.

0024:  B13 as Safety completed a 360* and found no basement to the structure.  B12 reported A12 was on-scene with L11 on the Alpha side.  Communications reported 23 minutes on the timer since the time of the call.

0026:  A county investigator was requested by Command.

0027:  Fire crews were opening up the Chimney on Delta side. No needs.  L11 reported primary search complete with nothing found.

0028:  A secondary search was in process.

0029:  Secondary search complete, nothing found.

0030:  27 minutes on the timer.  Discontinued by  Dispatch.

0031:  Crews were checking the attic over the garage for extension.  E1078 returned back in service back to NORCOM (Eastside)

0034:  E11 reported L11 opened up the wall above the garage and found no fire but residual smoke.

0035:   Crews went interior bringing in a fan from Alpha to Charlie side.

0036-0050:  Crews began doing some salvage work and completing all assigned tasks.  They were sent through REHAB and then released from this incident. All have returned back in service.

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Lynnwood Wa | 3 Alarm Commercial Structure Fire

Lynnwood, Washington

Incident Summary

A fire broke out in an apartment complex under construction on Wednesday, January 25th around 2136 PST as a first alarm but would the alarm would be quickly elevated all the way up to a 3rd Alarm.

The commercial structure is located on the 19600 block and Scriber Road in Lynnwood, Washington.  Many reports of this being a replacement for a former apartment complex that also burned down.

Police and Fire began demobing around 0010 hours on Thursday morning.

Parts of the building in sections have collapsed, including the chimney in the center of the structure and appears all of the exposure buildings have been saved by firefighters.

Fire Tactics

Crews had continued to battle flames, while Public Works assisting w/water flow,  Reports of water flow issues.

Fire units continue to work on large commercial fire in Lynnwood. Police continue to evacuate surrounding areas. People were evacuated by several Community Transit buses to areas nearby.  A nearby church was being used as a shelter.


#FireImage Courtesy of Lynnwood Fire Department

Mutual Aid

Firefighters around the area locally from Lynnwood, Shoreline and others along with a Snohomish County strike team were dispatched to this multiple story apartment complex.

Red Cross was on hand to help local residents by staffing a local evacuation shelter at a nearby church located near the Command Post.

Police Officers were tasked with evacuating residents from exposure buildings which took up much of the City’s and Mill Creek Departments.  They provided perimeter security around the building.

Level2 Firefighters helped put tape up to keep drivers from continuing driving through the fire scene, as Police Officers were tied up with assisting with evacuations.

Public Works set-up barriers to keep the public back in a safety zone and to help Fire with scene control.

PSE secured power to the buildings, which others reported power was out in the whole area.


Reports of one firefighter was injured from a fall.  He was said to be alert and talking.  Another source said he will be okay.

A second report of another firefighter being injured but his/her condition was unknown at the time of this fire.

Unconfirmed Reports

There were several 9-1-1 calls into SNOCOM of reports of those claiming responsibility for starting the fire.  Police are working to investigate those potential leads.

Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media (What people are saying on Social Media)

“Huge fire in Lynnwood…new, unfinished apartment building.”

“Massive fire south of me in Lynnwood. Not sure where it’s located, but it’s lighting up the sky.”

” Falling ash is everywhere at the fire. Flames are definitely lowering.”

“Firefighter injured as crews battle massive 3-alarm fire in Lynnwood.”

“Windows in adjacent buildings exposed to the fire are breaking out due to the heat.”

“Fire can be seen from Brier.”

“Fire burning in new unfinished and unoccupied condo building.”

“This is the new building replacing the former apartments when that structure burned.”


#LynnwoodFire #ScriberFire

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

NEW! San Pedro Fire in Los Angeles California

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles City Firefighters were dispatched to a large commercial fire on 3rd Street and San Pedro at 2010 hours this evening.  Command Name:  San Pedro Fire.

Here is a timeline for this fire:

2010 Hours PDT

The fire is located at 265 S Pedro Street in Los Angeles, California.  A commercial fire on floor 2 of a 2-story business with another exposure building, also a commercial structure.

Firefighters have arrived to a well-established fire.

2036 Hours PDT

The fire address has been corrected to 330 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California.  There are 127 Los Angeles City firefighters fighting the large commercial structure fire.

The fire tactics now shifted to defensive tactics in one (1) business, a wholesale-distributor of smoking materials. The business name is “Smoke Tokes”.

Hazardous materials reported inside the building are an unknown number of flammable pressurized gas cylinders exploding.

No injuries or evacuations have been reported at this time.

2118 Hours PDT

Still in defensive operations.  There are now 164 Firefighters on the fire ground fighting the active fire on floor 2.

No injuries or evacuations are in effect at this time.

2149 Hours PDT

Hot spots on ground floor on the Alpha side.  IC keeping crews out of the Alpha side.  REHAB is on 3rd Street / E of San Pedro Street.

2151 Hours PDT

Front end of the fire has taken off in the fire occupancy building.

2155 Hours PDT

Bravo / Charlie trying to get to fire area.  Floor 1 fire knocked down.

2156 Hours PDT

Fire is starting to break through. Truck 50 getting water on it.

2157 Hours PDT

Line on 3rd Street. Unable to pull line due to the mezzanine will be affected.  The Charlie wall said to be compromised and limited access in the dumbwaiter area.  Fire did not want to put firefighters in that area.

2158 Hours PDT

Requests to releasing units back in service were made.  Engine 9 was released. LAFD PIO tweeted Fire crews were getting close to containing the fire but it was not official as of yet.

2159 Hours PDT

The roof on the Delta side is good and a hose line is getting repositioned/on the fire.

2202 Hours PDT

Engine Co’s 9 and 3 were on the Delta exposure building establishing a hand line on the rooftop.

2203 Hours PDT

Engine 10 on the Alpha side was putting “water” on the fire from the Delta side.

2204 Hours PDT

1 hour and 50 minutes was broadcasted over the radio from Dispatch.

2207 Hours PDT

RIT Supervisor along with E27, Rescue4 on Alpha side, USAR 88, Rescue 27 on Bravo side. All companies out of the building.

2208 Hours PDT

Bravo side reported the fire is going nowhere. One(1) small hot spot they were working on.  Charlie side was working from the bottom of the structure to work with Truck 50 on the hot spot.

2210 Hours PDT

Engine 10 on the Alpha side reported part of the top deck has fallen down below is source for smoke and trapping a layer of fire.  Fire is surrounded by units and it is not going anywhere.  Truck 9 is close to calling this a K/D fire.

Truck 50 is now reporting mostly white smoke on the Bravo side.

2213 Hours PDT

Operations is releasing Truck 3, Engine 10 and Truck 11 from the fire.  Charlie side officially reports fire is K/D.

2214 Hours PDT

The stubborn commercial structure fire in the 100-year old 13,822 square foot 2-story building was knocked down within two (2) hours and four (4) minutes.

The building was home to “Smoke Tokes” a smoking-materials wholesale-distributor business.  Heavy damage to the building, business and contents are present.  The unknown financial loss is not known at this time.

No injuries or evacuations were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown at the time of this post.

2215 Hours PDT

Command announces NE 3rd Street and San Pedro is now K/D. Calling all Officers to do a quick HOT WASH.

2218 Hours PDT

Engine Companies 15 and 4 are still on Floor 2.

2219 Hours PDT

Battalion 5 is back in service.  Emergency Air 1 unit has arrived on Boyd and San Pedro, South of the fire building.

2242 Hours PDT

Truck 9, LF2, E3 and E10 will remain on-scene for one (1) hour and then be released for the night.

Units Dispatched

  • AR:  1
  • Battalion Chiefs:  1, 2, 5, 11, 13, 18
  • Command:  21, 22
  • EM:  1
  • Engines:  2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10,  11, 17, 21, 26, 27, 201, 202, 203, 205, 209, 211,  220, 227, 229, 250.
  • EA:  1
  • EM:  2, 11
  • Heavy Rescue: 56
  • HU:  59
  • RA: 3, 4, 9, 27, 209, 804,  821,
  • RM: 2
  • RT:  59,
  • Squads:  21
  • Trucks:  1, 2, 3, 5,  9, 11, 20, 27, 29, 50.
  • UR: 27, 88


Hashtags for this fire used on Social Media are #DTLA #LAFD #SanPedroFire


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