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

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.

9 Replies to "Update: Kitchen fire at Stewart Manor, 34th/Morgan"

  • KellsTrixieBells June 14, 2014 (9:02 pm)

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

  • sharktank June 14, 2014 (9:20 pm)

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

    • WSB June 14, 2014 (9:34 pm)

      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.

  • tim June 14, 2014 (9:33 pm)

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

    • WSB June 14, 2014 (9:35 pm)

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

  • ~HockeyWitch~ June 14, 2014 (10:08 pm)

    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.

  • steve June 15, 2014 (6:46 am)

    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.

  • ~Hockeywitch~ June 16, 2014 (11:50 am)

    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.

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