UPDATE: Fire call in The Junction after Husky Deli coffee roaster overheats


4:15 PM: Seattle Fire is headed for an address in The Junction that cross-references to Husky Deli.

4:22 PM: We’re en route; scanner says “occupant” put out the fire, but SFD is checking to be sure everything’s safely extinguished.

4:33 PM: Added a photo, as SFD goes up on the building’s roof to do that checking. Some of the responding units already have been dismissed.

4:38 PM: Husky Deli owners tell us their coffee roaster overheated and that’s what led to the small, quickly extinguished fire.


No injuries, no major damage; right now they and SFD are continuing to check to ensure there are no hotspots before reopening the store.

6:23 PM: Yes, they are open and will be until tonight’s usual 9 pm.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire call in The Junction after Husky Deli coffee roaster overheats"

  • Amy May 21, 2016 (4:30 pm)

    OMG! I hope everybody and everything is ok!! Husky is a staple in that neighborhood and would hate to see it shut down!

    • WSB May 21, 2016 (4:54 pm)

      It wasn’t a big fire and nobody is hurt. They’re cleaning up right now; we’re going to check back later on their status. SFD has already left and closed the call, which is a good sign.

  • Iscream May 21, 2016 (5:16 pm)

    Oh no! Please tell me the ice cream hasn’t melted!!! I better run over right now and check with a double scoop in a waffle cone. 

  • pat davis May 22, 2016 (11:37 am)

    Anyone know which station responded to the fire?  What station number?

    • WSB May 22, 2016 (11:47 am)

      Seattle Fire responding units can always be found on the SFD 911 log. SPD has no corresponding public log, but for SFD, you can always find out who rolled out. Caveat – it does not mean all those units actually arrived at the scene – sometimes a large callout can be reduced even before all dispatched units arrived. That said, here’s the archived log from yesterday:


      The call was to 4721 California SW and shows, on two lines, B(attalion Chief)7, Ladder 11, Engine 32, and Engine 29.

      The middle two are from Junction Station 32, which is temporarily in the 4700 block of 40th SW while the new station is being built. Engine 29 is from Station 29 in North Admiral. I’ll admit I don’t know where B7 is based currently, with the changes and remodels and temp stations. – TR

  • miws May 22, 2016 (12:54 pm)

    It may also be worth noting that any given address list on the SFD 911 Log may not  be where the incident is actually happening; it may be the address the incident was called in from, with the incident being nearby, or, it may simply be a miscommunication or some other data entry error.  The majority of the time, though, I believe the address given is correct. 

    Also, and interesting point that WSB passed on several months ago, is that if a location is inputted  in ALL CAPS, that is the corrected location, from an original incorrect location. 



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