UPDATE: ‘Room fire’ in High Point, no one hurt


8:59 AM: Thanks for all the tips. SFD has a “fire in building” call in the 3000 block of SW Bataan [map]. More to come.

9:03 AM: SFD describes this as a “room fire” and says it’s “tapped.”

9:09 AM: Some of the responding units already are being dismissed. The huge initial response is standard for a fire in a residential building. SFD is calling out its fire investigator to determine how the fire started. No word of injuries but our crew will doublecheck on arrival.

9:26 AM: We’ve verified on site with the incident commander that no one is hurt. This is a multi-family residential building. After some light smoke was seen, firefighters are on the roof making sure there’s no “extension,” but otherwise they were awaiting the aforementioned investigator – who just arrived. We’ve added a photo atop the story.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Room fire' in High Point, no one hurt"

  • John July 15, 2016 (9:09 am)

    I counted at least 18 fire trucks and I mean the big ones from the time I drive down 35th and the time I got on W. Seattle Freeway coming from other parts of Seattle

    • WSB July 15, 2016 (9:12 am)

      Yes, standard response for a residential-building fire, as we often discuss here. It’s much easier to cancel units if not needed – as I’ve just updated, that’s already happening – than to add to the call if it turns out to be huge – could be a matter of life and death. Thanks again to everyone who texted about the response coming across the bridge – we had stepped away from the scanner for just a few minutes and that’s when the call went out, so we got the texts before we saw the online dispatch.

  • Danny July 15, 2016 (9:33 am)

  • Trickycoolj July 15, 2016 (10:20 am)

    Oh scary! I’m one block away in the exact same model from Polygon, I guess we’re going to figure out how well they did the fireproofing between townhouse units now. Considering they came and did an emergency inspection of my attic to make sure they built in fireproofing I’ve been very nervous of this possibility in a shared building. 

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