House fire at 4050 45th

If you’re in, around, or north of The Junction, you may have heard all the sirens. Numerous fire crews rushed to a reported house fire at 4050 45th (Dakota’s the nearest cross-street). Our first word at the scene comes from WSB frequent contributor Christopher Boffoli, who says it appears to have been a kitchen fire, and he’s not seeing any obvious signs of anyone having been hurt.

Christopher sends these two pictures of firefighters responding.



9 Replies to "House fire at 4050 45th"

  • GenHillOne October 8, 2007 (8:45 pm)

    Wow, Christopher, you’re quick…it actually crossed our minds that the shutterbug was either you or WSB ;)

    We went over there after hearing the sirens stop just a little too close – and 911 dispatch showed a whopping 14 vehicles dispatched. Glad to say that there were far fewer than that there.

    For those of you who love this kind of property development – the house in question is the original on a lot that was split into two “L-shaped” pieces and a gi-normous house built on the second lot. (none of this having to do with the current resident, who may even be a renter) All totally legal, but I swear the two little side sections are only 8-10 feet wide. If this had truly been a blaze, several homes would have been in jeopardy.

  • Christopher Boffoli October 8, 2007 (10:11 pm)

    Yeah, I live close to the Junction and to the fire station on SW Alaska. So (providing I’m at home and available) as soon as they fire up those sirens I can hear them. And thanks to technology (Garmin GPS, Canon digital cameras, Apple computers) I can usually find the incident, shoot, edit and start beaming photos to WS Blog central within about 15 minutes. All of this while the “reporters” over at the Seattle Times are sitting on their brains in a booth at 13 Coins wondering how much longer it will be until their Denver omelettes are ready.

  • Big Al at the Big News Desk October 8, 2007 (11:38 pm)

    Lookee here kid, it takes a mighty big helpin’ o’ cash to print this big ole hog. An’ nobody’s gonna pay to see some piddly little fire that amounts to nothin’ in your favorite frickin’ two bit junction. Kee-rist, we stiff bigger stuff than this every hour of the day. Go get me sumpthin’ that’ll sell piles o’ pulp in the big burbs. Burp.

  • Christopher Boffoli October 9, 2007 (12:02 am)

    Ha-ha-ha. I hear you Big Al! That’s OK. We all know that y’all are busy covering those daily shootings in the retail corridor downtown. Besides, most of you old-media guys couldn’t even find West Seattle on a map. Well, at least you couldn’t before there was a Bakery Nouveau.

  • GenHillOne October 9, 2007 (6:17 am)

    Well, Christopher, we’re lucky to have your contributions in our two bit junction :) Both for our pulp-free news and your artistic endeavors. I’m sorry I didn’t have the chance to thank you in person for sharing your work – but like I said, you’re quick!

  • Christopher Boffoli October 9, 2007 (8:18 am)

    Thanks for your kind words GenHillOne. I’m happy to do my little part for the WS community and the excellent WS Blog. I think grassroots news coverage is the wave of the future.

  • Ron Burgundy October 9, 2007 (9:49 am)

    Yeah, God forbid that a story like this might cut into Gardening with Ciscoe.

  • chas redmond October 9, 2007 (2:27 pm)

    Wouldn’t Ciscoe begin that show with a detailed show-and-tell about how fires work wonders on pine cones and clears the ground for all the native wildflowers to get their moment in the Sun?

  • Erik October 9, 2007 (2:36 pm)


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