Update: House-fire call on 32nd SW, closed quickly

9:50 AM: Seattle Fire is responding to a possible house fire in the 6500 block of 32nd SW. We are en route.

10:02 AM: Call closed before we arrived, last fire engine pulling away.

10:46 AM SIDE NOTE: To explain “closed” – on the live log of Seattle Fire Department 911 calls, a call that is “open,” still active, shows in green; when a call is closed – meaning no units are assigned to it any more – it turns blue. One other side note: If a call like this gets a big initial dispatch with lots of units, even if they all still show as “green,” it does NOT mean all those units are still on scene – the display does not allow unit-by-unit color change. A medic response might even show “green” without ANY unit remaining on scene, because it doesn’t close until a unit that has taken someone to the hospital is done with that part of the call.

4 Replies to "Update: House-fire call on 32nd SW, closed quickly"

  • Alki Resident September 29, 2013 (9:54 am)

    Judging by the huge response team,I hope everyone made it out ok.

  • Aaron Hobson September 29, 2013 (10:25 am)

    Food on the stove call

    • WSB September 29, 2013 (10:40 am)

      Thanks, Aaron – we were out when the call came in and scannerless – but judging by the lack of texts, etc., we suspected as we headed that way that it likely would turn out to be a “never mind” call – TR

  • trickycoolj September 29, 2013 (12:50 pm)

    Most of those units made it here, 4 blocks from my house and all the sirens woke me up.

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