READER REPORT: Firework found after brush fire in Admiral neighborhood

Last night, we mentioned via Twitter a short-lived “brush fire with exposure,” so short-lived we didn’t head out to the scene at Fairmount and Stevens. But there’s more to the story. Today, neighbor Rosalie Miller sent photos and a report about the fire and what she found this morning:

I wanted to inform West Seattle residents that last night around 10 pm someone set an intentional fire across from our property. My husband was in the bedroom when he heard a car door close and moments later heard crackling sounds and saw flames and called the fire department.

The fire spread quickly through dry grass and foliage, approximately 10 x 20 feet before being extinguished. No one was injured. No property damage occurred although the fire stopped just short of the fence that encloses an adjacent property. This morning I found the casing from a firework called Ground Blossom fire bomb. I notified the fire department and they plan to add an addendum to their report. I sincerely hope that this was an isolated event. Glad to live in West Seattle where folk watch out for each other, and each other’s properties. Stay safe.

As noted in our second tweet, tipster Aaron told us neighbors had extinguished the fire. So we asked Rosalie about that. She replied, “We have a long hose that reached the street and we used it to extinguish the big flames while waiting for the fire department but there were still red hot embers present when the fire department got there and they finished the work and secured the perimeter around the fire location then left.”

2 Replies to "READER REPORT: Firework found after brush fire in Admiral neighborhood"

  • West Seattle Hipster August 30, 2018 (11:39 am)

    Another reason to enforce the ban on fireworks.   Usually the people using them are the last people who should be.

  • anonyme August 30, 2018 (12:38 pm)

    Thanks Hipster, you beat me to it.  I don’t think fireworks should be legal anywhere, for a variety of reasons.  They should be regulated just like any other explosive, as they can be dismantled and used to disastrous effect.  Just ask the Boston bombers – or the arsonists described in the story above.

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