UPDATE: Fire call in Fauntleroy, dog rescued

12:27 PM: Seattle Fire has a big response on the way to the 9100 block of 45th SW in Fauntleroy. More to come.

12:32 PM: We’re just arriving – smoke is visible. It’s a three-story condo building with fire in one unit, per SFD radio, with one firefighter noting they’ve rescued a dog. (Photo added)

And if you’re hearing a helicopter, it’s a TV chopper taking a look.

12:39 PM: SFD tells us this was an electrical problem in a wall and while it generated a lot of smoke, it was confined to the wall. Nobody hurt.

12:44 PM: Note that 45th SW is blocked between Wildwood and Director (just north of the Endolyne mini-business district) until more of the SFD units leave.

4:47 PM: Update from SFD on fire’s cause: “Fire investigators ruled the fire as accidental. Fire was caused by ignition of combustible materials placed too close to an electric wall heater. Estimated loss is $55,000.”

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire call in Fauntleroy, dog rescued"

  • Sheila Two Dogs February 13, 2018 (12:39 pm)

    Thank you for the quick update!  We live in Fauntleroy Cove and have seen several fire trucks along with the helicopter.  Glad to hear a dog was rescued!!  Fingers crossed everyone is safe – animals and people alike.  :)

  • Jesse February 13, 2018 (1:07 pm)

    Glad to see no body was hurt and the senior pup was rescued ❤️

  • Linda February 13, 2018 (2:05 pm)

    Thanks for the quick update. I could hear multiple sirens and I’m relieved to hear it was a smoke fire and no one was hurt. And a special thanks to the fireman for rescuing that poor dog who must have been terrified

  • Jeannie February 14, 2018 (2:25 am)

    Very sweet-looking dog. Anyone know what kind he (or she) is?

    • Celine February 14, 2018 (9:47 am)

      Looks like a Labrador. 

  • bukwheatpancake February 14, 2018 (8:26 am)

    I am so glad that pup was saved! <3  Forever thankful for our firemen and women!

  • Carl Ray Hawkins February 18, 2018 (12:37 am)

    I agree with the other folks. Thank you Seattle Fire crew for also saving that sweet dog. I think he or she was a Labrador. He or she has a right to live the good life just like the rest of us.

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