UPDATE: Fire outside 17th SW apartments, out quickly

7:13 AM: Big fire response right now to the (corrected address) 9200 block of 17th SW (map) in South Delridge. First crews on scene say it’s a brush fire in front of an apartment building.

7:16 AM: The fire is quickly pronounced “tapped,” and they’re canceling some of the units.

7:30 AM: According to our crew on the scene, SFD is saying that so far, this appears to have been started by cigarette(s) tossed into bushes, and that it scorched a deck of the 2-story building before being put out.

ADDED: Damage is estimated at $5,000.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire outside 17th SW apartments, out quickly"

  • m June 24, 2015 (7:23 am)

    Thank you, WSB, for the quick reporting on this. Several response units came flying down 17th & I hear another one on the way even though this is “tapped.” Any indication yet of how this started?

  • WSB June 24, 2015 (7:24 am)

    Don’t know if the fire investigator is even there yet. Our crew is just arriving though we’re not far.

    • WSB June 24, 2015 (7:41 am)

      … added an update. Early word is, they suspect somebody tossed one (or more?) lit cigarette(s) into the shrubbery. Dry as it is out there – and it’s not going to get any better any time soon, with 90s expected this weekend – that’s a recipe for potential disaster.

  • Mona June 24, 2015 (7:44 am)

    The cigarette tossing just pisses me off. How sad for the families living there and how terrifying that must have been. What a careless act.

  • miws June 24, 2015 (7:55 am)

    I agree, Mona. There was a fire in the Manette neighborhood of Bremerton, on Monday caused by discarded cigarettes, that made 15 people Homeless:




  • White Center June 24, 2015 (8:07 am)

    I was one of the neighbor that call SFD. We tried to get the people out of the unit and put out the fire. What a way to wake up this morning!

  • jms June 24, 2015 (3:06 pm)

    Another reason not to smoke….

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