Update: Fire at bus yard on West Marginal Way SW

(WSB photo)
8:41 PM: If you’ve noticed a sizable fire response headed for the 4500 block of West Marginal Way SW, Seattle Fire is responding to a report of at least one bus on fire in the bus yard/maintenance facility there. No traffic effects since the yard/garage is set back from the road. More as we get it.

8:48 PM: Monitored via scanner – firefighters have just described the fire as “knocked down.”

9:28 PM: Just back from the vicinity. Didn’t get close to the bus that caught fire but a wisp of smoke was still visible from West Marginal. SFD’s investigator has arrived to look into how the fire started. No injuries reported.

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: SFD says the fire started in the engine compartment of a private bus at the maintenance facility, and that damage is estimated at $40,000.

2 Replies to "Update: Fire at bus yard on West Marginal Way SW"

  • ltfd February 22, 2015 (8:46 pm)

    Well involved bus fire, with another bus close-by exposed to the flames. Engines 11 & 26 deployed two hoselines to attack the fire. Ladder 7 assisted by opening up the various spaces on the bus to facilitate the extinguishment of the fire.

  • sbre February 23, 2015 (10:51 am)

    When I rode by there this morning I noticed MANY of the buses were missing from the parking lot, and could smell the remains of the fire.

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