UPDATE: House-fire call downsized in Arbor Heights

6:44 PM: A “full response” was heading to a possible house fire in the 3500 block of SW 108th in Arbor Heights – but now most units are being canceled, as the first units to arrive say it’s a “large illegal outdoor fire” that is not threatening any structures.

6:55 PM: The address was corrected to the 10800 block of 36th SW. Our crew has just arrived and was told that the fire was in a big pile of construction debris behind a house.

7:05 PM: The last engine has left and the call is closed.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: House-fire call downsized in Arbor Heights"

  • JanS February 25, 2018 (7:08 pm)

    “oh, hey, we’ll just burn it, save a dump fee, the neighbors won’t mind”


    • WSB February 25, 2018 (7:33 pm)

      We don’t know how the fire started – the SFD investigator wasn’t called, so apparently not suspicious, but I’ll be doublechecking tomorrow.

  • anonyme February 26, 2018 (5:45 am)

    There are many such fires in Arbor Heights.  When the fire department is called, they issue a caution (not even a warning) and go on their way – even after multiple calls. I’d be very surprised if a citation was issued for the fire in question.  It’s no wonder that so many people in Seattle think that the law does not apply to them.

  • Wendell February 26, 2018 (6:59 am)

    Keeping it classy.

  • ltfd February 28, 2018 (9:31 pm)

    I know this is three days “late”, after the initial posting, but this link provides a great summary of fireplaces, outdoor burning, and recreational fires in Seattle:  http://blog.shepherdstoneworks.com/2012/02/seattle-fire-code-outdoor-fireplaces-and-fire-pits/

    The Seattle Fire Department can issue a Notice of Violation for violations of the Seattle Fire Code (as well as fire/life safety related Building Code violations). 

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