Firefighters Respond to Fire at Seattle Waterfront Hotel

Seattle, Washington | Firefighters were dispatched today for a “Fire in Building” call at 2411 Alaskan Way.  Units dispatched:  Engines 2, 22, 25, 5, 8; Aid 2; Air9; Battalions 4, 5; Deputy1; Ladders 10, 4; Medics 10, 16; REHAB1; Safety2; Staff10 . [1200 PDT] and later Fireboat4 aka The Leschi staffed by Engine4 crew. [1211 PDT]

Fire was named, “Alaskan Command”. [1200 PDT]

Fire was deemed as a wall fire and appeared to be smoldering for awhile  to be coming inside the building, not from underneath the pier. [1212 PDT]

The fire was brought under control. Fireboat4/The Leschi was Code Green due to no access from the water side.  The RIT was also cancelled as well. [1214 PDT]

Traffic broadcasted between crews and Command staff eluded to this being a wall fire inside a 4-story wood frame hotel on the pier, approx 300×75. They were using tactics to battle the smoldering fire above the fireplace flue. [1221 PDT]

The wall was opened up by Firefighters checking for extension, which none was found.  Firefighters then used positive pressure ventilation on Floor 2. Smoke conditions at that time were light and hazy. In addition, several companies were above the chimney flue, on the interior and overhauling on the exterior. [1222 PDT]

A water supply was established, temporarily closing Alaskan Way to allow firefighters to lay their hose lines across the roadway. [1222 PDT]

The fireplace flue was being looked at above the exterior side. The interior looked good at this time. No additional resources were needed.

Firefighters brought the fire under control within 20 minutes into the incident. They were still busy with working to dig out hot spots. [1227 PDT]

Battalion 2 reported no heat and no char above the fireplace, above Floor 2. [1230 PDT]

About 30 minutes into the incident, Firefighters successfully reached a tap fire status or fire is out.  [1230 PDT]

After Fire Command called a tap fire, some fire units began going back into service. Some will remain on scene waiting for Marshal 5 [Fire Investigator] to arrive on scene. [1305 PDT]

Seattle Fire’s PIO was paged to contact B4. Sounds like this event is turning into some bigger than it appears. Glad to be able to hear how the call went. It almost seemed like we were there [again] in person. We so miss those days of fire buffing and taking care of firefighters on the fire ground. [1305 PDT]

All units were placed back in service. [1315 PDT]

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Heroes Half Marathon Event Fast Approaching

Heroes Half

It’s up to all of us to say “thank you” and to back up our words with action that demonstrate our appreciation for their sacrifices. Heroes Half honors our military and their families through support for the USO Northwest.

Everyone who runs or walks in the Heroes Half can help provide hope to our military, veterans and their families in need. Welcome letter from Mayor Stephanson.

Heroes Half is proud to be in the Guinness Book of Records. Trevor Boyd ran the world’s fastest Half Marathon (1:13:50), April 28, 2013, while pushing his daughter in a stroller. video

Heroes Half

Everett Waterfront – In at Port Gardner (center), Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant (left)
Everett Waterfront
Four bridges span the mouth of the Snohomish River.
Ebey Slough
Snohomish River Span
Steamboat Slough Bridge
Ebey Slough Bridge
Union Slough
Union Slough Bridge

Silver Strider Grand Prix

    • Distances: 13.1 miles, 10K & 5K (Walkers welcome) Closed course on SR529 from Everett Marina to Marysville and back, flat, fast and scenic.

Heroes Half map

    • Start Times Half Marathon Walkers: 7:30 am. (SR 529 will reopen at 11:00am)
    • Start Times Runners: 8:00 am. You will be asked to seed yourself, with fastest runners in the first waves. 10K Walkers will have their own start immediately after last runner wave.
    • Kid’s Fun Run: 11:00 am. (3/4 mile on sidewalks around marina – special medals at finish line)
    • Location: Race start, finish and Healthy Living Expo. Port Gardner Landing. (map)
    • Training Plans: Half Marathon & 10K training plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced. click here
    • Pre-race Pasta Dinner: “Crazy for Carbs”, Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant. 5:00pm only, banquet style seating. Purchase tickets online when registering.
    • Parking: Port Gardner Marina. Follow Directions.Heroes Half Marathon & 10K

Click to access Parking%20Map_1.pdf

Athlete packet pick-up:  Sunday 6-7:30am

Before 7:30am continue north on W Marine View Dr
Left turn into parking areas, please follow direction of
Parking Volunteers – orange safety vests
When exiting after your race, be aware that runners
may still be nishing – obey Parking Volunteers.
After 7:30am, parking opens in marina o 18th St.
Northbound lanes will be closed until 8:30am
Please park in areas indicated on map. Red lines

    • Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the overall top three women and top three men plus Master and Grand Master Female and Male. Ribbons for the top three age group winners. 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30- 34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,70-74, 75+.
    • Silver Strider Grand Prix: The Grand Prix Series is designed to give 50+ athletes recognition for participation in a year round program. The goal of the Grand Prix Series is to provide fun, camaraderie and motivation for training. click here for information of this special series.
    • Medals: Half Marathon finishers receive a race medallion. Heroes Half medal
    • T-Shirts: All participants will receive a technical fabric race shirt (gender specific).
    • Aid Stations: Approximately every 2 miles. Water and Hammer Heed Hydration drink and Hammer Gels. Portapotties at each aid station.
    • Post Race Food: Vegetarian Chili, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fruit.
    • Race Packet Pick-up & Race Registration: April 27, 3:00 – 8:00 pm. Sports Expo, Port Gardner Landing.
    • Race Packet Pick-up & Day of Race Registration: 6:00 am – 7:30 am, Inn at Port Gardner, Galaxy Room.
    • Bag check-in: At race registration. Please have all items clearly labeled with your name & bib #.
    • Timing: Chip timed with electronic chip that attaches with a velcro strap around your ankle. (You must wear a timing chip to receive an official time)
    • Dogs and strollers: Are allowed (at your own risk). Please respect other runners and start at the back of the pack.
Active Military and Veteran Discount
  • Special discount applies to active military, veterans and spouses.
  • Register as an individual or as a part of a team.
  • See team challenge details below.
HEROES 10K CHALLENGE: For Active Military and First Responder
  • Compete to win the coveted trophy for the fastest team overall.
  • Special GRUNT AWARDS for those who run in full gear.
  • Teams consists of four (4) or more members, and can be mixed, all male or all female
  • Trophy for fastest team in each category and prize for largest team in category. See rules page for more information.
  • BE A SUPER HERO. Prizes for best HERO costumes. Run for a great cause and have fun!


Tek fabric gender specific short sleeve t-shirts for all participants. Medallions for Half Marathon finishers. Hot post race food. Great prizes and raffle items.

Race Course

Yellow Ribbon Highway

Highway 529The north lane of the Yellow Ribbon Highway will be closed to traffic to ensure a quality race experience. The Washington State Department of Transportation dedicated State Route 529 as the Yellow Ribbon Highway on November 5, 2009. The Yellow Ribbon Highway connects Marysville and Everett, and runs in front of the Everett Navy base. This designation honors all active U.S. military personnel residing and serving in Washington and deployed to foreign assignments. The Half Marathon course follows the highway from Port Gardner landing to Marysville and back.


More information can be found at

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