UPDATE: House-fire response in Arbor Heights

4:33 PM: Seattle Fire has a “full response” headed for a house in Arbor Heights, in the 9900 block of 37th SW. More to come.

4:49 PM: The log shows most of the SFD units have been dismissed from the call, so it’s not major. We are en route in hopes of finding out.

5 PM: Last SFD crew (Engine 37) left just as we were arriving in the area and the call is officially closed. No one else around to ask but note that 99th is blocked off in the area – looks like downed wires/cables of some kind, on the other side of the yellow “caution” tape.

SUNDAY NOTE: Lynn explains here what happened.

2 Replies to "UPDATE: House-fire response in Arbor Heights"

  • Lynn Hurley December 10, 2017 (4:44 pm)

    Hi WSB,

    I called in the fire after our outside main power connector started popping like Jiffy Pop, sparking up a fire as the cable started to burn. 

    It burned right through and the cable fell over my car and to the ground. The fire dept responded extremely fast and were soon here to check that cable, and of course, our roof, which did not ignite.

    No juice in the cable, thankfully! 

    City Light was Johnny on the spot and had the house main connector cables and power back on within the hour!! 

    Hats off to our Engine 37 and to our City Light teams! When you need them, they show. They are our heroes, and we are so grateful for their dedication to their jobs and providing our community with reassuring safety and security!!

    • WSB December 10, 2017 (5:11 pm)

      Thank you for the info! If not for the fact we were at the far northern end of the peninsula (Christmas Ship) at the time, we might have gotten there in time to find out. Glad it wasn’t worse. – TR

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