Updates: House fire @ 30th and Roxbury

(Photos added 6:16 pm – top one by Tim Bosworth, next one by Tony Bradley)

Tony Bradley is at the scene. He says it’s a vacant house, and that 30th is closed between Roxbury and 102nd. No word yet on how it started; official info is scarce so far, but no indication at this point of any injuries. 7:08 PM UPDATE: More info from Tony:

According to fire officials the house appeared to be vacant (as reported to him via dispatch). The official also said the house appeared to be undergoing renovation. At this time there is no cause but the county fire investigator was en route (there was no indication it was weather related). Several units from South King County (Sea Tac, Burien/Normandy Park as well as North Highline) as well as Seattle (Engine 11, 37, Ladder 11, and Battalion Chief 7) were dispatched and working on the scene. The fire was quickly brought under control quickly once the first-in companies arrived. 30th is closed between Roxbury and 102nd and will remain closed until fire crews can clear the street. Traffic on Roxbury was not affected.

ADDED 7:20 PM: Two more photos from Tony:

Thanks again to everyone who sent word of the fire – we got Tony’s call first, but several other people e-mailed and tweeted – just so happened we were in a downpour in traffic when it broke out – we answer the WSB hotline 206-293-6302 around the clock, wherever we are, so make sure it’s in your contacts list just in case you see/hear news!

10 Replies to "Updates: House fire @ 30th and Roxbury"

  • coffee September 29, 2009 (6:01 pm)

    that has to be the one that has been being worked on FOREVER.

  • JanS September 29, 2009 (6:07 pm)

    hope the rain is helping…

  • Lachlan September 29, 2009 (6:11 pm)

    We just drove through there- medic was coming and there were 4 engines plus a chief’s SUV. Not good.

  • HD September 29, 2009 (6:13 pm)

    The amount of sirens was outrageous. It probably went on for 10 minutes straight…

  • Digidoll September 29, 2009 (6:13 pm)

    Heh JoB… Not raining in the south end of WS! My mom said it’s pouring in the north Admiral district, tho! Just heard a chopper fly over, news prolly.

  • Donn September 29, 2009 (6:22 pm)

    Spewing quite a bit of smoke around 6pm.

  • WSB September 29, 2009 (6:35 pm)

    We were in traffic when we launched the fire story and somehow it filed over the same address as the Wingdome story. The Wingdome story has since been recreated at a different address but there was no way to move comments. For the record – if you saw Brian say “Heck yes” on this story a while ago, that was for the Wingdome, not the fire. – TR

  • Digidoll September 29, 2009 (6:37 pm)

    Uh… I meant JanS… Sorry. Been reading too many forum posts.
    (tail down, slinking away)
    It IS quite strange the dividing line from torrential rain to dry-as-a-bone, so no help from Ma Nature.

  • Johnston September 29, 2009 (11:16 pm)

    Wow…I’m at work all day…seems there was a fire just down the street…I get home and find out what happened because of WSB! Thanks, WSB!

  • TK September 30, 2009 (10:11 am)

    What in the world is there a door doing up high like that on the second story.?!?!?

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