UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ in South Delridge

9:12 PM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is headed to the 9400 block of 18th SW [map]. More as we get it.

9:15 PM: The first firefighters on scene say it’s a shed fire in a backyard. Avoid 18th/Cambridge, as roads are blocked.

9:22 PM: The response is being downsized, as the fire is apparently confined to the shed, described as 20 x 20. SFD say a downed wire is complicating things, though, so Seattle City Light is responding.

9:32 PM: Shed fire is out, per SFD radio.

19 Replies to "UPDATE: Seattle Fire 'full response' in South Delridge"

  • Tt January 19, 2020 (9:18 pm)

    That’s why I heard all those police cars and ambulance pass by as I speak. Hope everyone is ok

  • Miller January 19, 2020 (9:20 pm)

    trucks just passed the church on Roxbury

  • A local January 19, 2020 (9:22 pm)

    That is a massive response for a shed fire. Theres sirens going off all over.

    • WSB January 19, 2020 (9:53 pm)

      As always, if a fire is first reported at/near a residence, a full response goes out. Then they reduce it if everyone wasn’t needed. If it were the other way around, too few sent and more needed, lives could be endangered.

  • DH January 19, 2020 (9:23 pm)

    As always your super quick coverage is appreciated. I heard the sirens and checked here to find out what was happening. Thanks WSB! 

  • Miller January 19, 2020 (9:27 pm)

    now all the trucks are going west with lights on past the church on Roxbury ???

    • WSB January 19, 2020 (9:59 pm)

      That would be a different response – there was a medical response just north of Roxbury Safeway, for one.

  • Neighbor January 19, 2020 (9:51 pm)

    Not just a shed.  Outdoor living dump!   Has been a problem in neighborhood for years and city has never did anything about it.

    • WSB January 19, 2020 (9:57 pm)

      The phrase “significant hoarding conditions” was mentioned at one point. I’m looking up the logged address, however, and there’s no record of complaints – maybe the log has the wrong address (sometimes what’s logged is the address from which the fire was reported; we can’t go verify in person as our photographer is ill tonight) – TR

  • Neighbor 2 January 19, 2020 (10:11 pm)

    The dump may be at 9425 18th Ave SW.  There have been complaints for years.  An older woman lives in the house.  Homeless family members & associates live in the back yard.  

    • WSB January 19, 2020 (10:25 pm)

      *That* address has multiple complaint filings, including one that went to legal action (which is the next step if citations and fines don’t result in compliance) a little over a year ago, according to the online files.

  • Neighbor 2 January 19, 2020 (10:39 pm)

    Yes, that is the one.  I hope the legal occupant of the home is okay.  Some neighbors have been concerned for her.  Thank you, as always, for your coverage. 

  • Kt January 19, 2020 (10:45 pm)

    Sad story there. Elderly grandmother outside alone on her phone. Apparently her granddaughter stays there, though her bf who isn’t supposed to be there, alerted grandmother to fire. Red Cross will house her for night, as power in her house, which wasn’t damaged is off. Though see from replies here known legal issues, problems there, no one there to support this elderly woman, victim of situation she no doubt overwhelmed by. Hope social services etc might intervene & provide needed services. Thanks to the firefighters who not only put out fire, but made sure this elderly woman taken care of for the night. Hey neighbors!! Show some love! 

    • SW January 20, 2020 (5:32 am)

      Thank you for this update on our neighbor – we had heard that she may have been there during the fire. I watched her ‘granddaughter’ show up w/ a man and then essentially turn around & leave while firefighters were putting out the shed fire. Saw the bf take off too.  It’s (backyard/shed/residents)  been the site of many SPD calls & neighborhood concerns. 

      • BCM January 20, 2020 (10:09 am)

        Perhaps instead of complaining so much the neighbors could help her clean up and call the necessary departments in the city where help would be available to her. God bless her.

        • SW January 20, 2020 (12:53 pm)

          Yes & thank you for stating the obvious.  These are things her neighbors HAVE done for her.  Including asking SPD to do well-checks.  The complaints are regarding the inhabitants of her back yard, those who have commandeered the shed.  For whatever reason, she has been unable to keep them off the property.  Appreciate your well-thought out plan. 

        • Captain Obvious January 20, 2020 (8:17 pm)

          Maybe you can do it!

    • Mike January 21, 2020 (4:41 pm)

      Comment is absolutely true. As a friend of the older lady, she could certainly use some support. She is fine, as far as the fire aspect goes.

  • Tim Tetrault January 22, 2020 (9:44 am)

    SFD, you all are awesome. 

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