Update: Fire response at Jefferson Square Apartments; no fire

June 12, 2014 at 7:12 pm | In West Seattle fires, West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 6 Comments

ORIGINAL REPORT, 7:12 PM: Big response for a “fire in building” call at 41st and Edmunds – our crew was nearby and reports that it’s at the Jefferson Square Apartments on the south side of the shopping center. No smoke or flames visible from outside, according to our crew. Per scanner, they’re checking out one specific unit. Avoid Edmunds/42nd/41st. More to come.

7:33 PM UPDATE: No fire found. Units are leaving. Area should be clear soon.

ADDED FRIDAY MORNING: See the comment from Quinn, with an important bottom line.

6 Comments

  1. For those of you that don’t know (or don’t want to look it up) 41st and Edmunds is very close to Safeway in the Junction. Just looked it up.

    Comment by Chalella White — 7:18 pm June 12, 2014 #

  2. Jefferson Square Apts are actually above the shopping center. If you have an apt on the south side of the center with windows that open to Edmunds, you can smell the Safeway donuts, and you always know when they are making maple bars.

    Comment by carole — 8:28 pm June 12, 2014 #

  3. carole, I don’t know whether to envy you, or feel sorry for you! ;-)

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:47 pm June 12, 2014 #

  4. In case anyone is interested a woman and her daughter got locked in their balcony storage closet with food cooking. They were calling for help and could faintly be heard outside of the GNC. Smoke started to come out of the unit as the food started burning. 911 was called and the fire department forcefully entered the woman’s apartment and freed her and her daughter from the closet. Crisis averted – It could have been much worse! Lesson learned: if you EVER hear someone yelling “FIRE” even if the circumstances don’t appear to be bad, call it in.

    Comment by Quinn — 7:45 am June 13, 2014 #

  5. Thanks. We certainly didn’t get that from SFD on scene (and our photographer happened to be steps away at an Art Walk event across from Jefferson Square when the call came in). Glad they are OK. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 8:06 am June 13, 2014 #

  6. Miws: lived there for about a year, MANY years ago.

    Comment by carole — 9:55 am June 13, 2014 #

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