Update: Fire damages storage building at home in The Arroyos

June 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm | In West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

1:45 PM: Firefighters are responding to a house-fire call in the 3900 block of SW Arroyo Drive (map), in southwesternmost West Seattle.

1:55 PM: There’s still smoke, according to radio communications.

Commenters and a caller reported black smoke initially, turning white after firefighters arrived and started putting water on the fire. Our crew should be there shortly. (Photo added above, courtesy of commenter Joel)

2:03 PM: The fire is reported to be under control. No word of any injuries so far.

2:11 PM: Our crew on the scene says the fire is in a building behind the home on this property, and the damage and smoke are clearly visible.

2:25 PM UPDATE: Our crew just talked to the incident commander, who in turn had been talking with the property owner. Nobody was home at the time; no injuries. The building had been used for storage, and its contents are heavily damaged. The cause is not yet known – we’ll update the story later when investigators make a determination.


  1. I’m two blocks away and the Seattle Fire must be knocking the fire down quickly. Mostly white smoke now indicating steam.

    Comment by Christian — 1:49 pm June 13, 2013 #

  2. Several emergency vehicles just zoomed by on 106th just seconds ago and now there is a helicopter overhead.

    Comment by JO — 1:50 pm June 13, 2013 #

  3. Watching the KIRO News 7 chopper flying over it and it just flew away.

    Comment by Ex-Westwood Resident — 1:52 pm June 13, 2013 #

  4. The fire is three blocks from me. I can see a lot of smoke billowing into the sky. I don’t want to go have a look as I heard a lot of response vehicles going to it and I don’t want to be in the way.

    Comment by Michael Waldo — 1:52 pm June 13, 2013 #

  5. Here’s a picture of the fire from above and behind a few blocks. This was just before the fire department arrived, so it was still dark black smoke. It turned white soon after.

    Comment by Joel — 2:21 pm June 13, 2013 #

  6. Thanks, Joel. I saw that come up in a Google Alert as posted to a citywide media outlet’s “user” area and was looking for someplace to say “hey, we’d love to actually use that in our story” … will add. Multiple callers told us the smoke was visible from quite some distance. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 2:27 pm June 13, 2013 #

  7. Nannying nearby and the sirens just started up again…

    Comment by Viewofthebridge — 2:46 pm June 13, 2013 #

  8. They may rotate equipment in and out for a while on fire watch – I see the unit you’re referring to, via real-time 911 log.

    Comment by WSB — 3:03 pm June 13, 2013 #

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