Update: Fire response on 54th Place SW in Alki area, but no fire

(WSB photo by Christopher Boffoli)
7:04 PM: For those asking about the big Seattle Fire response to a possible “fire in building” on 54th Place SW in Alki: The call is being reduced and most of the engines are being dismissed, though, as they’re not finding any sign of fire or even smoke.

7:51 PM: Turns out longtime WSB contributor Christopher Boffoli did go to check it out; we’re adding his photo of the last unit that was left on scene as of quarter past 7 or so, Engine 29 from Admiral. Christopher says he asked the firefighters if it was a case of “food on the stove” and they replied, not even that.

2 Replies to "Update: Fire response on 54th Place SW in Alki area, but no fire"

  • Robert2715 March 6, 2015 (7:14 pm)

    Wow – I count 18 units summoned on 911. Better safe than sorry but sheesh!

    • WSB March 6, 2015 (7:21 pm)

      SOP, full response if it’s a fire reported in a residential/commercial building. This was an apartment building. Though it shows as 18 units, some were called off even before they got there – the 911 log, we learned some time ago, still shows all ORIGINALLY dispatched units as “open” until the last unit on the call closes it out. So even though only one engine was left there as of about 10 minutes ago, all those units showed as green until the last one left. We didn’t even go because they were down to one engine by the time we could even get the front door open, and since we’re more than 10 minutes from Alki, we knew even that last engine would be gone before we got there, and indeed it was – TR

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