UPDATE: Fire call in Highland Park


7:02 AM: A big Seattle Fire response is on the way to a house near 12th SW and SW Cloverdale. The first unit arriving says it’s a “small kitchen fire.”

7:08 AM: SFD confirms it’s a kitchen fire, put out quickly, and is downgrading the call, though you’ll still see several fire units there for a while.

7:18 AM: Our crew is there and has talked to SFD, which says no one was hurt. Units are continuing to wrap up and depart. We’ve added a photo, above.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire call in Highland Park"

  • John October 24, 2016 (7:04 am)

    I just heard w firetrust pass by my house on 35th and holly!

  • miws October 24, 2016 (7:06 am)

    I sure hope that’s all it’s limited to. I keep hearing more sirens from the 9000 block 16th. :-(


    • WSB October 24, 2016 (7:10 am)

      Yes, it is. They keep everybody rolling until confirmed but they’ve confirmed and just downgraded it. All but six units have been dismissed.

  • miws October 24, 2016 (7:42 am)

    Glad to hear it wasn’t any worse. Although I wasn’t actively timing it, it seemed like more were rolling beyond the amount of time I’d expect the first unit(s) to arrive, and assess, especially with E11 being so close, presuming it was coming directly from the station. 


  • JanS October 24, 2016 (12:24 pm)

    small kitchen fires on the stove…in a pan. Keep baking soda next to your stove all the time. It will smother the fire quickly, and although there will be a lingering smell, you’ll be fine. Ask me how I know…

    • WSB October 24, 2016 (12:30 pm)

      Excellent point … I thought about that this morning, that some fire-call stories might be appropriate for tips like that; don’t know whether the circumstances would have lent themselves, but in general, baking soda, an extinguisher, something handy in the kitchen can solve a whole lot of trouble.

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