Big callout, small fire east of Morgan Junction

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli)
If you heard the sirens about an hour ago – here’s what it was all about: A “fire in residence” call that crews made short work of, in the 6500 block of 39th SW (map). Heading back from a visit to the Arroyos whale, Christopher Boffoli caught the callout and checked it out for WSB. As his photo shows, there was a fair amount of smoke, but the fire itself was relatively small, and nobody was hurt: He talked to one of the residents who was home when it started: “She said she heard a crackling sound coming from the kitchen and went up to find black smoke coming out from under the kitchen sink. She ran and got the neighbors who tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher. They said they thought they were successful but the fire sprang back to life. They’re not sure how the fire started but it was believed to have been electrical and possibly the garbage disposal.”

5 Replies to "Big callout, small fire east of Morgan Junction"

  • aaron the thrifway guy April 15, 2010 (1:19 pm)

    now there haz mat call at bobs boat shop at 3800 West Marginal Way Sw i have the scanner on hope to hear something soon

  • coffee April 15, 2010 (2:10 pm)

    I was just at a BNI meeting this morning, and Mr. Sparky Electric gave a presentation on the amount of fires that are electrical, or caused by bad electrical, and I was SHOCKED! I also found out you can get annual electrical inspections and find out if you are exposed for risk. I suggest any homeowner gets one.

  • Alex April 19, 2010 (7:05 pm)

    This WAS actually an electrical fire. I was told by one of the residents that they found a frayed wire under the kitchen sink later. Also, the article doesn’t tell you that 5 fire trucks and an ambulance arrived, although they were almost almost 10 minutes late. Comforting, right?

    • WSB April 19, 2010 (8:51 pm)

      Alex, I don’t know what “10 minutes late” means. We don’t know the response time – SFD puts the callout time on its 911 log but not the time it received a call. However, anything that is initially reported as a house or building fire ALWAYS gets the standard big callout – which I believe is more than five engines – also an aid unit, and the air unit. They dispatch first, then pull back when it turns out to be small – TR

  • Alex April 28, 2010 (6:15 pm)


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