About those alarms at Madison MS, West Seattle HS early today

As pointed out by a few people who e-mailed us, automatic fire alarms went off at two local schools early today, almost simultaneously – the Seattle Fire real-time 911 log notes Madison Middle School at 12:50 am, West Seattle High School at 12:51 am. Both were false alarms – no fire or damage. We asked SFD what if anything was discovered; in both cases, spokesperson Kristin Tinsley said, “the water flow alarm was triggered.” Last time that happened, more than a year ago, affecting three schools including these two, a water-system anomaly was suspected, but we checked with Seattle Public Utilities and they say it wasn’t them.

3 Replies to "About those alarms at Madison MS, West Seattle HS early today"

  • Kate December 19, 2017 (9:33 pm)

    Is this the same alarm we could hear about 1-3am at West Seattle stadium? Woke me up and kept me up for hours

    • WSB December 19, 2017 (9:35 pm)

      Someone else mentioned an alarm at the stadium but there’s nothing on the SFD log so I’m not sure what that was.

  • Kate December 19, 2017 (9:46 pm)

    I also checked SFD log and saw nothing. Was up anyway from the horrible noise so tuned into SPD scanner and heard a unit call to dispatch about audible alarm from WS stadium/3200 block Avalon, but then heard nothing from there. Don’t remember if it was a Frank or William sector unit

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