2 people escape RV fire on Harbor Avenue

Bob e-mailed to ask about that partly burned RV parked in front of the old Sea-Way property (future self-storage) in the 2500 block of Harbor Avenue. The fire is on the SFD log as a one-engine-dispatched “car fire” at 6:47 this morning. SFD spokesperson Hilton Almond tells WSB that the Red Cross was called to help the man and woman who were displaced by the fire; no injuries reported. He doesn’t have information on the fire’s cause except to note that SFD’s investigator wasn’t called out, which usually indicates there was nothing suspicious/deliberate.

12 Replies to "2 people escape RV fire on Harbor Avenue"

  • Cindy Jensen December 9, 2018 (2:59 pm)

    We noticed he had something which looked insulation around a generator which was mounted on the on the back of it. We went by it about 20 minutes prior to the fire. Glad they weren’t hurt.

  • Jim P. December 9, 2018 (3:59 pm)

    I’d guess they had a generator running in a rear compartment or right outside, looking at the location and nature of the damage.  I see rather too may of such being run in an unsafe manner on or next to parked RVs in and around town.I am glad no one was hurt and that this wasn’t in a residential area.

  • Graciano December 9, 2018 (4:08 pm)

    Wonder how long it’s  going to sit in front of the old Seaway marine,  before our tax dollars  has it towed away…

    • WSB December 10, 2018 (3:47 pm)

      It’s gone.

  • kate December 9, 2018 (6:41 pm)

    Well, that makes incident number 4 (that I know of) in and around West Seattle Health Club, Harbor Ave, Nucor, and the bridge. Just a matter of time before someone gets really hurt or loses their life….wish I was smart enough to have a solution.

  • bolo December 9, 2018 (7:26 pm)

    Good thing they caught it when they did– looks like some plastic fuel containers in the open compartment further forward. Too bad, that RV appears to be better maintained than many.

  • Paul Symington December 9, 2018 (7:38 pm)

    I stopped by this morning. Glad the young man and young woman living here were not burned alive. These RVs are a hazard for the occupants and especially neighbors. Fire risk is paramount. Imagine one of these parked next to your house or building when it goes up in flames. 

    • brian December 11, 2018 (11:39 am)

       Yeah imagine it. Imagine having to call 911 and have them do their job and then imagine reaching out to the people who are forced to live in a car so you can provide them blankets and some food and maybe a place to stay. Imagine being a decent person. It’s wild, I’ll tell you what.       

  • Lola December 10, 2018 (9:41 am)

    Someone on FB posted this yesterday.  They had stopped to take a picture of the burned out motor home and the guy & gal who lived in it came out and told him that yes it was the generator that had caught fire.  He said the couple was really nice and did not look strung out on drugs or anything.  I hope they can find a place to live or get shelter. 

    • brian December 11, 2018 (11:39 am)

      Even if they were on drugs why do you care? Why does it matter?  

  • Natalie Kranjcevich December 10, 2018 (5:22 pm)

    $14,000,000,000,000 in tax dollars for the wars in the middle east is a much better use of our tax dollars. 

  • chelsea December 11, 2018 (1:37 pm)

    Dear Brian,Thank you! I live in my RV on Harbor Ave. I am not a drug addict, not on welfare, work one full time and one part time job here in West Seattle at a locally owned business. I clean up after myself, pay my taxes and generally consider myself to be a good person. I chose to live more simply and not incur more debt trying to afford a rent that is more than both my paychecks combined. Alternative lifestyles abound in Seattle and the world, we should all be more welcoming and compassionate. So thank you Brian.

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