Update: Kitchen fire at Stewart Manor, 34th/Morgan

June 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm | In High Point, West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

8:51 PM: Seattle Fire has sent a major “fire in building” response to Stewart Manor, the 72-unit Seattle Housing Authority apartment building at 34th and Morgan (map). It’s been described on the scanner as a “room fire.” This will affect traffic traveling Morgan/Sylvan east of 35th.

9:01 PM: Firefighters have reported over the radio that the smoke appears limited to the fifth floor and it does not appear to be a major fire – they’ve just declared it “tapped”, originating in the kitchen, and are working on ventilation; no injuries reported.

9:11 PM: Many of the units are being dismissed; firefighters are monitoring air inside the building to be sure it’s safe for residents to go back to unaffected apartments.

9:29 PM: Our crew was told at the scene that no one was home in the unit where the fire started on a stove. That unit probably won’t be inhabitable tonight but other residents should be let back in the building soon.


  1. Sending prayers! Hope that all residents and rescuers get out safely, and unharmed!

    Comment by KellsTrixieBells — 9:02 pm June 14, 2014 #

  2. We heard 8-10 loud pops right before the sirens….

    Comment by sharktank — 9:20 pm June 14, 2014 #

  3. Paramedics were called back but canceled when they got to patient. Shes alone now so probably no transport.

    Comment by tim — 9:33 pm June 14, 2014 #

  4. The “pops” were related to graduation celebrations, according to scanner discussion. Sealth graduated tonight at SWAC (not far away), WSHS earlier. They are now coming from Lincoln Park but were coming from the east earlier. Police are arriving in Lincoln Park to check it out.

    Comment by WSB — 9:34 pm June 14, 2014 #

  5. Tim – we heard that, was report of a possible asthma attack.

    Comment by WSB — 9:35 pm June 14, 2014 #

  6. I live on the corner of 35th and Morgan. I could see all the emergency lights going off at the building and then the sirens didn’t seem to stop.. I could see the firefighters flashlights shining in the apartment. Hope no one got hurt. Last time there was that kind of response to that building, a man had been heating up shoe polish to shine his shoes, knocked over a candle and caught his apartment on fire. They had to rescue him out his window via the ladder.

    Comment by ~HockeyWitch~ — 10:08 pm June 14, 2014 #

  7. We had extensive coverage of that one – almost five years ago! – http://westseattleblog.com/2009/09/fire-call-at-apartment-building-on-34th-sw/

    Comment by WSB — 10:52 pm June 14, 2014 #

  8. i was heading east on the bridge and saw the response to this incident – 3-4 fire trucks, 4-5 Fire SUVs heading west. They were ready for something big, glad it didn’t need all that firepower.

    Comment by steve — 6:46 am June 15, 2014 #

  9. Yep! That’s the one. There was so much smoke coming through my window across the street, I had thought it was my building on fire.

    Comment by ~Hockeywitch~ — 11:50 am June 16, 2014 #

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