UPDATE: Seattle Fire rescue response for car in ravine

10:58 AM: Seattle Fire has a “rescue extrication” response headed to the 2100 block of Arch SW (map) for a report of a car into a ravine. This will affect traffic in the Fairmount Ravine area – access to the incident area is “tight,” as firefighters are pointing out to dispatch. Updates to come.

11:01 AM: Firefighters confirmed to dispatch “We have a car in the ravine.” Now they’re trying to determine the status of occupant(s). … Update: “One patient, appears to be fine.”

11:09 AM: They’re still working to get that person out of the car.

11:20 AM: The person is out and described in “stable condition.”

11:42 AM: SFD is wrapping up its response, so most emergency vehicles should be cleared out of the area soon.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Seattle Fire rescue response for car in ravine"

  • jay freeborne August 3, 2022 (11:34 am)

    I can hear the helicopters up here on the hill above Ravine. 

    • WSB August 3, 2022 (11:45 am)

      If there was a helicopter, may have been TV – none involved in the response. Aerial would have been the only way to get pics of this due to the inaccessibility of the scene.

      • onion August 3, 2022 (12:06 pm)

        I walk up and down Fairmount all the time and always thought that was simply a long driveway and not a road.  Looking at the linked map in streetview  helped me imagine how a car might tumble into the ravine around the Arch Ave address.

  • pat davis August 3, 2022 (11:35 am)

    thanks you west seattle blog for always being so ‘on top of it’  MUCH appreciated. I wondered whya helicopter keeps circling here in N Admiral.  

    • Newest Fan of WSB August 3, 2022 (11:52 am)

      Hear hear!  Thank you WSB, you rock!  I was also watching the news helicopter circling above while hitting refresh here on WSB to find out what’s up.  This has quickly become my favorite news site of any kind.

  • Fairmount August 3, 2022 (12:07 pm)

    Glad to hear my neighbor is ok.  SFD “Heavy Response” & helicopter have left. 

    I assume they’ll have to extract from SW Hill at the bottom of the ravine.  As a resident of Fairmount, I can tell you the ravine “drop off” is significant. 

    A speeding car coming down Fairmount a couple of years lost control across the street & went airborne over the curb.  They were lucky as hell to have hit a tree which saved them from going over the steep slope.

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