Update: Short-lived fire call in Highland Park blamed on potato

February 27, 2013 at 6:29 am | In West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

6:29 AM: Firefighters have responded to a house-fire call in the 8600 block of 9th SW. We’re on the way to find out what’s happening.

6:37 AM: The call has closed on the 911 log and no crews remain, so apparently nothing major.

9:14 AM: We checked with SFD spokesperson Kyle Moore, who explains: “It was an overheated potato in the microwave.” Smoke, but no fire.

P.S. Moore points out that cooking food, left unwatched, is the #1 cause of residential fires.

5 Comments

  1. Just came back from reading the updates of last night. Hope this one is not as bad.

    Comment by Ian — 6:33 am February 27, 2013 #

  2. It closed a minute ago and our arriving crew finds no one there – so apparently a false alarm.

    Comment by WSB — 6:36 am February 27, 2013 #

  3. Now that’s a “HOT POTATO”!

    Comment by mehatemejob — 4:53 pm February 27, 2013 #

  4. I’m glad no one was hurt!

    Comment by mehatemejob — 7:07 pm February 27, 2013 #

  5. I nominate this as a contestant for headline of the year!

    Comment by AJP — 10:56 pm February 28, 2013 #

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