Demolition assistance

Chainsaw buzz is echoing through the Cali/Charlestown vicinity this morning as the Seattle Fire Dept. carries out a “training exercise” as part of the demolition of the teardowns-to-townhomes at 3906 and 3910 Cali. So far, as our photo shows, they’re tearing up the roofs; will they set the houses on fire later today? We’ll see what we can find out.


3 Replies to "Demolition assistance"

  • Robert June 8, 2007 (11:33 am)

    I was told that the Seattle Fire Dept rarely does house to be demolished “training” fires anymore since they tend to really stink up the neighborhood. But the Fire department does like to practice cutting through walls and roofs for training.

  • Luckie June 8, 2007 (12:11 pm)

    Aww, that little green house is CUTE. I walked through it several times when it was an antique store. Such a shame it has to die.

  • WSB June 8, 2007 (12:42 pm)

    Robert, you’re likely right – we drove by again a little while ago and the fire crews were gone, nothing more having been done to the houses besides the roof-chopping. (We also sent an inquiry to SFD public-info office but no response so far.)

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