Update: House fire in Fauntleroy, near the ferry dock

4:35 PM: Crews are en route to a house-fire call in the 4500 block of SW Trenton, which is about a block east of Fauntleroy Way. More shortly.

4:44 PM UPDATE: Lots of smoke from the back of the house when we arrived, not much now. No flames visible.

4:55 PM UPDATE: The incident commander tells WSB the fire started in a back bedroom. They’re not sure yet how it started; they’re still checking to make sure it didn’t extend into the walls, attic, etc. No report of injuries at this point; two people who were home at the time are reported to have gotten out safely. Added above this update, a photo from neighbor Emily, with a wider perspective than ours.

8 Replies to "Update: House fire in Fauntleroy, near the ferry dock"

  • Karla lawson January 12, 2013 (4:41 pm)

    Lots of emergency vehicles flying past Morgan st.

  • Ray West January 12, 2013 (4:51 pm)

    There was a loud “boom” a little while ago, and I figured it must be something like this that happened. I heard the sirens shortly after. I knew WS Blog would be on top of this.

  • Sue January 12, 2013 (4:52 pm)

    14 emergency vehicles on site. Can’t smell or see any smoke and we’re five blocks away. Hope everyone’s okay.

  • fauntleroy fairy January 12, 2013 (5:04 pm)

    Sad. The folks who live there are wonderful people. Pray their ok.

  • planenut January 12, 2013 (5:41 pm)

    WSB is awesome. The item and photo was posted and sirens were still coming in. We hope it isn’t too serious.

    • WSB January 12, 2013 (6:35 pm)

      Planenut – in this case, I happened to be passing Fire Station 32 when all three of its rigs rolled out – so I pulled over (had to pull over to let them pass anyway!) and checked the 911 log, which meant (1) a call to co-publisher to roll and (b) post a quick line on the website. Usually our various alerts, including reader texts (thank you all!), take a couple more minutes. Glad that (so far as we know) nobody’s hurt – TR

  • Jim P. January 12, 2013 (7:58 pm)

    Glad no one was hurt.

    Once more we all owe an unpayable debt to those who fight fires and rush toward the thing the rest of us run *from*.

  • Julia January 12, 2013 (10:35 pm)

    The fire crew arranged for the Transportation Dept. to come and sand the street, because they knew the leaked hose water would freeze. Great job!

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