Update: Industrial fire in ‘bin of metals’ in Highland Park

July 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm | In Highland Park, West Seattle fires, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(Seattle Fire Department photo via Twitter)
12:01 PM: The big Seattle Fire response is for an industrial building in the 7000 block of Highland Park Way SW, near the intersection with West Marginal Way SW. SFD describes it via Twitter as a machinery fire and says all employees have been evacuated.

12:05 PM: Per scanner, the fire is declared “tapped.” The address checks to Pioneer Industries/Human Services. Firefighters are working to ventilate the building because of the smoke.

12:57 PM: SFD says the fire was “limited to a bin of metals” and that the “smoking bin” is being taken out of the building.

1:25 PM: SFD also has tweeted a picture of the aforementioned bin:

5 Comments

  1. Smells like burning plastic at the top of highland park wy.

    Comment by Melissa — 12:19 pm July 9, 2014 #

  2. Driving past right now. Lots of trucks are leaving now.

    Comment by m. — 12:23 pm July 9, 2014 #

  3. What the heck is that fire truck in the picture? It looks like a death ray or something.

    Comment by JVP — 10:54 pm July 9, 2014 #

  4. JVP, we tweeted a photo of it once but looks like I never had occasion to mention it here on the website … It is the MVU, mobile ventilation unit. Our friends at Capitol Hill Seattle wrote about it a few years back:
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    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2010/03/capitol-hill-home-to-citys-only-special-tunnel-firefighting-machine/

    Comment by WSB — 11:12 pm July 9, 2014 #

  5. That’s a pretty cool piece of specialized equipment

    Comment by Tony R. — 12:35 pm July 10, 2014 #

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