Followup: ‘Smoking materials’ blamed for fire near church

Christina shared that photo of a scary but short-lived sight in front of the New Apostolic Church at 32nd and 106th in east Arbor Heights last night. The call was logged as “brush fire”; we checked this morning with Seattle Fire Department spokesperson Kyle Moore, who says that once Engine 37 got there, they had it “knocked down in less than a minute.” He adds that it’s believed to have been sparked by “improperly discarded smoking materials” – a reminder that it doesn’t have to be the dusty dry heart of summer for a tossed-aside cigarette (etc.) to cause trouble.

2 Replies to "Followup: 'Smoking materials' blamed for fire near church"

  • MRoss March 30, 2013 (10:02 pm)

    I was one of the firefighters who put out this fire. I just wanted to let you all know that the burning bush in front of the church did not talk to us either before, during, or after we extinguished it.
    Happy Easter!

    • WSB March 30, 2013 (10:12 pm)

      I was waiting for someone to make a remark along those lines. Thank you for your humor and public service! – Tracy

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