Update: ‘Chemical reaction’ blamed for small fire @ Allstar

1:55 PM: A big Seattle Fire Department callout in the past few minutes to Allstar Fitness in North Delridge (map) is mostly being canceled right now – per the scanner, “small fire, reported ‘out’ by occupant.” We’re still en route to check on the situation.

2:16 PM UPDATE: Adding a photo. Fire crews say there was a “very small fire” inside and that triggered the sprinkler system; patrons are being kept outside right now while the water from that is being cleaned up.

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli for WSB, added 3:49 pm)
5:13 PM UPDATE: We asked Seattle Fire spokesperson Kyle Moore about the cause: “We responded to a laundry room fire at the location. The caller said flames were visible. Someone extinguished the fire before Engine 27 arrived. Fire investigators determined the cause was accidental, a chemical reaction. Investigators estimate damage at $1000 to contents and $1000 to structure.”

3 Replies to "Update: 'Chemical reaction' blamed for small fire @ Allstar"

  • AE August 12, 2011 (2:26 pm)

    WSB, I noticed on the real time 911 page that the only West Seattle fire truck that responded was Ladder 13 and according to 911 page only engine 11 was on a call. I wonder where was Engines 36,37,32 and Ladder 11?

    • WSB August 12, 2011 (3:25 pm)

      AE, they shuffle as needed, so really hard to say. We saw Ladder 11 earlier in the day in north West Seattle. And I’m on the downtown waterfront right now, where I saw Engine 36 a short time ago, followed by U-99- there was no corresponding call, but I’m sure fire equipment gets training assignments and who knows what else – as long as they could rally the right number of units to the call – TR

  • Jiggers August 13, 2011 (4:55 pm)

    I forgot my socks on the counter sorry..

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