UPDATE: ‘Full response’ in North Admiral, turns out to be kitchen fire


(Added: WSB photo)

3:52 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a full-size response to the 4500 block of SW Hill in North Admiral [map] for a possible house fire. More to come.

3:55 PM: First unit arriving reports some smoke. This is about two blocks west of California SW so should not have major traffic effects outside the neighborhood streets.

4:03 PM: Haven’t heard a full update yet, and our crew is still en route, but some units are already being dismissed.

4:20 PM: Photo added. SFD says it was a kitchen fire, no injuries.

10 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Full response' in North Admiral, turns out to be kitchen fire"

  • Dave April 7, 2017 (3:54 pm)

    Hearing sirens.

  • rpo April 7, 2017 (3:55 pm)

    That’s literally within one block of the fire station too.

    • WSB April 7, 2017 (4:06 pm)

      Yes, but for a “full response” as this was initially – some units being dismissed now, so we know it’s not huge, still awaiting our crew’s arrival, takes a while to get from south to north – most still have to come from other stations.

  • SLN April 7, 2017 (4:14 pm)

    Looks like all under control.  Nice response just in case.  A couple of houses very close.  Checked out Seattle Real-Time 911 site to find out it was a block away.  

    • WSB April 7, 2017 (4:24 pm)

      Updated now, SFD says it was a kitchen fire, no injuries.

  • sc April 7, 2017 (4:31 pm)

    Good reminder to check the date on your kitchen fire extinguisher or go and buy one! 

  • Maureen April 7, 2017 (5:19 pm)

    Water coming out of tap in the area is “brown-ish”.  Called SPU and they said caused by hydrant being opened in the area, even though several blocks away.   They said should resolve within 24 hours.

  • Susan April 7, 2017 (5:22 pm)

    Is anyone else in the neighborhood experiencing brown water? We live a few blocks away and when I just went to fill a pot with water for cooking the water was brown! Not sure if they had to utilize a nearby fire hydrant that may have caused the problem. Have a call into Seattle Public Utilities, will update when I hear back from them.

    • WSB April 7, 2017 (5:30 pm)

      Hi – see the comment above yours. Not at all unusual when there’s a fire or other hydrant use. And yes, unless it’s a total false alarm, a call like this generally would at least have one hydrant hookup as soon as the first crew arrives, just in case.

  • Susan April 7, 2017 (5:35 pm)

    Just spoke to a SPU water specialist, he said it should clear within a few hours. Suggested not drinking the water, but that it’s okay to wash hands. He also advised not letting the water run in an effort to clear it, he said the more everyone does that the more it draws and continues kicking up the sediment. It looks better now than it did 30 minutes ago, hopefully will soon be back to normal.

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