Update: Fire response in Upper Fauntleroy, most units canceled

December 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm | In Fauntleroy, West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

4:56 PM: Fire crews are arriving in the 8400 block of 41st SW to check out a possible house fire.

5:02 PM UPDATE: No flames. Some smoke in the house. Firefighters aren’t even putting water on it. Most of the units originally dispatched have been canceled.


  1. Hope everybody is ok. We just heard the the sirens stop nearby (thistle and 46th) and walked from the kitchen to the computer knowing the Blog would already have started the thread on what’s going on. I love you guys.

    Comment by thistle stairs — 5:03 pm December 2, 2012 #

  2. Thanks. Easy in this case considering this is about two blocks away, but team member Katie caught it on the scanner even before we heard the engines screaming by and before our other backup alerts went off! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 5:06 pm December 2, 2012 #

  3. Thank you to the WS Firepeople!!! You are all amazing! We appreciated your efforts and are thankful to have you close by. Please thank your local firefighters- they are truly good folks.

    Comment by AML — 8:05 pm December 2, 2012 #

  4. They’re good drivers too… negotiating that huge hook & ladder truck out of here must have been tricky! It’s nice to have WSB as a neighbor.

    Comment by Uncle Joe — 1:07 pm December 3, 2012 #

  5. Does every kitchen fire need a “huge hook and ladder truck” Do the fire people have to drive to safeway for lunch in the hook and ladder truck?

    Comment by bob — 11:39 am December 4, 2012 #

  6. Yes, it does and they do. (a) There is a standard response contingent (has been discussed here before) for everything reported as a house or other occupied building fire. Roll first, pull back when it turns out to be a kitchen fire. Saves lives. (b) If the Ladder 11 crew goes to get lunch, they take along Ladder 11. Won’t be time to get in somebody’s SUV and roll back to the firehouse in case of fire call during lunch break. It is astonishing how fast fire crews can get to life-threatening situations, whether fires or medical calls (remember, they handle the ladder too), and their policies have been developed to assure that response time. But don’t take my word for it, drop by your local firehouse sometime to ask … TR

    Comment by WSB — 12:22 pm December 4, 2012 #

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