High Point brush fire provides safety reminder: This can happen fast


We happened to be driving 35th SW less than an hour ago when we noticed Engine 37 heading to a “brush fire” call a block away, so we followed. A patch of tall, dry grass was burning on the vacant, to-be-developed lot on the north side of Graham at 34th SW. As we tweeted while standing there, it was out literally within two minutes of the Seattle Fire crew’s arrival.


Seemed too small to mention here, but we heard High Point management just put out a notice about it, so in case you were worried, this is what happened.

6 Replies to "High Point brush fire provides safety reminder: This can happen fast"

  • Joe Dirt July 21, 2016 (2:05 pm)

    Build more condos. No open spaces will fix grass fire potential ;)

    • WSB July 21, 2016 (2:12 pm)

      The site is slated for development. Timelines and project components have changed repeatedly, but I saw a filing go by a few days ago, so it’s progressing.

  • Oakley34 July 21, 2016 (4:03 pm)

    Keep flickin’ those butts on the ground WS…stay classy.

  • JanS July 21, 2016 (6:05 pm)

    and the next two weeks are supposed to be sunnier and warmer. How about  someone using some big equipment on that tall try grass, and eliminating some of the danger. Is no one responsible for that? I’m sure some guy out there would love that job…

  • Trickycoolj July 21, 2016 (11:13 pm)

    Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the roving pack of 8-14 year olds that have already burnt down the little library, started other small fires, throwing rocks at Windows daily cracking at least one if not more, and have started vandalizing cars.  Wish school was back in session. 

    • WSB July 21, 2016 (11:27 pm)

      Marshal 5 was not called out to investigate, meaning it was not suspected of having been set.

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