UPDATE: Fire on Marginal Place

10:46 PM: Several Seattle Fire units are on the scene of what they’ve described to dispatchers as “a fully involved RV fire” on Marginal Place SW, which dead-ends near the west end of the low bridge, under the high bridge. We don’t know how close the fire is to that end, as it’s logged with 18th SW as the cross street, and the map doesn’t show the two meeting.

11:07 PM: The response is downsizing, and firefighters are calling for the department investigator. No indication anyone was injured.

ADDED SATURDAY: The burned RV was about midway up the stub of Marginal Place from West Marginal.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire on Marginal Place"

  • Don Brubeck November 20, 2021 (7:56 am)

    That street is not a dead end for walking biking. It is on the Duwamish Trail “missing link” route at the junction to the Alki Trail and Spokane St Bridge. Hoping that that the City will clean up after the fire. The RV occupants there have been running a bike chop shop and copper wire stripping operation, handy to the recycling business down the street. They leave debris all over the street. No street sweeping. Community volunteers do occasional cleanups.

    • WSB November 20, 2021 (10:03 am)

      We go up there often – if we need bridge photos and if there is something to investigate on the low bridge (like its recent breakdown), so I’m well aware of the conditions and how the street works, For a motor vehicle such as the type reported to have burned, it is a dead end. (We’re going back there this morning to see if there’s evidence of the fire aftermath so I can describe more clearly where it happened.) – TR

  • Don Brubeck November 20, 2021 (12:49 pm)

    I saw one fire-gutted RV this morning, and the others not apparently affected. The street is clear.  No pix. There were a few unhappy folks sorting out things.

  • CarDriver November 20, 2021 (1:49 pm)

    In the old low bridge day’s that was the way from E bound Spokane street to S bound W Marginal. 

  • Mj November 20, 2021 (2:58 pm)

    Don – yes and  bike rider’s need to be on alert for sharp objects to avoid getting a flat tire in this section.   

  • Auntie November 20, 2021 (3:07 pm)

    Isn’t that where Marty’s used tires and tire repair shop used to be? He was a one-armed marvel – could change a tire and fix it before you could say “go Marty!”

    • eric November 21, 2021 (9:40 am)

      Ah yes, I miss Marty.  Big heart.   I remember discussing with him the angle/velocity of a nail going into a tire. Left his business to his employees. RIP.

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