UPDATE: Fire call in Arbor Heights; puppy rescued

11:56 AM: Thanks for the tips! A “full response” fire call in Arbor Heights, sent to a house near SW 97th and 31st SW [map], was quickly downsized, but several units are still on scene, so we’re on the way to find out more.

12:08 PM: This was a kitchen fire – but not a cooking fire. We’re told the stove, accidentally turned on, ignited some nearby items. Quickly extinguished; no one hurt.

6:25 PM: Neighbor Alan sent this photo of Lou the puppy, who he says was rescued by firefighters:

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire call in Arbor Heights; puppy rescued"

  • Pe September 17, 2018 (12:30 pm)

    How does a stove accidentally turn on ?

    • WSB September 17, 2018 (12:42 pm)

      Possibly somebody bumped into it, etc. If you have a small kitchen, trust me, that’s possible!

  • ltfd September 17, 2018 (1:42 pm)

    This happens fairly often, especially when people are moving in or out of a unit- moving boxes around, unpacking, reaching up into cupboards, etc. People’s bodies bump the stove-front controls, or boxes/items bump rear-mounted controls. Sometimes smoke detectors catch the incipient fire, warning people of the problem, sometimes fire sprinkler(s) take care of the problem. Sometimes, without either, you end up with a structure fire.

    • alan September 17, 2018 (2:43 pm)

      I am the neighbor and we noticed nothing until someone broke open the door and the smoke poured out.The owner had a NEST fire detection system and the fire department was here within minutes. I am going to get one too.The owners dog was saved by this automatic notification system.Alan

  • soarringcam September 17, 2018 (2:58 pm)

    The owners puppy was saved by the quick response of our Seattle Fire Department. A NEST fire alarm automatically notified the fire department, they were here in minutes. The owners were not at home.I am going to get a NEST system too.Alan 

    • WSB September 17, 2018 (3:20 pm)

      Thanks for sending the puppy’s photo – we’ll be adding that PS to the story shortly! – Tracy

  • Jissy September 17, 2018 (4:37 pm)

    So, the puppy did it? 

  • LK September 18, 2018 (8:00 am)

    What an adorable pup…thank goodness the SFD was able to save her\him! 

  • anonyme September 18, 2018 (12:47 pm)

    The pup looks terrified, poor baby!

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