West Seattle, Washington
11:55 PM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is arriving in the 7300 block of Bainbridge Place SW, and they’re reporting flames from the roof. Updates to come.
12 AM: This is in a townhouse complex just north of Lincoln Park [vicinity map]. The fire is on the roof and being described by firefighters as “small,” and under control. … They’re reducing the response.
No injuries reported.
12:38 PM: We followed up with SFD; spokesperson Kristin Tinsley tells WSB, “The fire started in light vegetation area on the roof, but the specific cause was ‘undetermined’.”
Thanks for all the tips. Police caught a lot of attention this past hour with bullhorn warnings and sirens in North Delridge. According to archived police audio, it all started with a domestic-violence call in the 4800 block of 25th SW, someone reporting that their partner was threatening them with a weapon. The suspect apparently left the scene on foot and police have been searching for her; we don’t know yet whether they have made an arrest.
The Bolt Creek Fire to the east is still sending smoke this way, and that has worsened air quality, as shown on both the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and PurpleAir maps. But it’s also intensified the sunset color, as shown in James Bratsanos‘ photo from tonight (above). Meantime. Eddie caught the moon with a bit of a tinge last night:
The fire is currently about a third contained, according to this update.
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
In these often-grim times, it’s hard to argue with the idea that we need more laughter in our lives.
West Seattleites Travis Sherer and Marc Moreno are doing their best to bring it to you. Not just through their own careers as performing comics, but by producing shows in a variety of venues – West Seattle and beyond – through their company Cozy Comedy.
Here on the peninsula, they’ve been presenting a monthly comedy night at Otter on the Rocks in The Admiral District. And starting this week, they’re adding one at Great American Diner in The Junction. More on that later. First, here’s what they, and Cozy Comedy, are about.
Sherer explains that the name originated with the venues where they produce shows – not just bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, but also condo and apartment buildings’ communal spaces.
Once again this year, it took a village – actually, a block of Upper Morgan neighbors – to help Trevor load up a giant pumpkin so it could be taken to a weigh-off. He sent photos, first as they were headed out this morning, including one showing just how big the pumpkin is:
He says the seed for this mega-pumpkin was planted indoors in mid-April. Last year, Trevor grew a quarter-ton pumpkin. This year’s came in at 403 pounds:
That won tenth place at the regional event in Kent, where Trevor’s was the only Seattle-grown pumpkin!
This reader report is from Jill, on behalf of her neighbor Helga, who in turn wanted to let the community know about a neighbor who’s gone above and beyond the call of neighborliness this past summer:
(This) neighbor, Kristen Thom-McMaster, has spent over 100 hours this summer weeding the raingarden areas at our Cottage Grove Park on 26th Ave. Helga took some before and after pictures to show how big of a difference this neighbor quietly made in our neighborhood.
Also I want to acknowledge it was a HOT summer and Kristen was out there in long, protective clothing just yanking out briars with all kinds of yucky surprises underneath (dog poo, specifically, as it near the dog walking area) – so this was a truly difficult task that no one asked her to do which improved our shared space and we neighbors appreciate it deeply.
It’s football season again and that means, when we have enough photos to share – a gallery of West Seattle birds on the Seahawks‘ gameday! Thanks so much to everyone who has shared photos. Today, we have eight to spotlight. Above, Michelle Laughlin caught a Crow and Hawk “dancing” at Alki Point (which is the location of most of these photos). Michael Ostrogorsky photographed a Black Turnstone:
From Robin Sinner, two photos – a Killdeer:
And a Great Blue Heron:
Gene Pavola spotted this GBH keeping watch:
Shellie got a visit from a Barred Owl:
Gary Jones photographed a Pileated Woodpecker:
And even the common Mallard duck can put on a show, as did this one for Jerry Simmons:
We should also note – today marks the start of Bird Safe Week!
If you have a bird photo to share – or other pic(s) – email@example.com; if you have breaking news, with or without photo, you can text 206-293-6302 any time – thank you!
11:12 AM: Transient killer whales are back in central Puget Sound. Kersti Muul says there are reports of southbound orcas off Bainbridge and some further north. Let us know if you see any!
12:57 PM: Update from Kersti – some of the whales are mid-channel between Bainbridge and Seattle, still southbound.
Karen‘s dark green 2004 Subaru Forester wagon was stolen near Admiral Safeway between 6 am and 2:30 pm Saturday. Plate #ACW9799. If you see it, SPD incident # for reference is 22-263153.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TRAFFIC ALERTS: The “Revive I-5” closure of the southbound I-5 exit to the West Seattle Bridge is scheduled to continue until early Monday. (UPDATE: They finished early and reopened that and other ramps around 10:30 am.) Elsewhere, here’s the SDOT work plan for today:
-From 7 AM to 4 PM, we’re paving a section of Sylvan Way SW between SW Orchard St and SW Sylvan Heights Dr. Traffic will be maintained in both directions – however, please anticipate minor delays.
-(After) replacing concrete panels at the intersection of 34th Ave SW and SW Barton St. (on Saturday), we’ll have traffic control in place, so people do not drive on the new panels while the concrete cures. Please navigate the area with caution.
CHURCHES WITH ONLINE SERVICES: We’re continuing to list these – see today’s list here.
POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS: Two today, both with flu and COVID shots:
–Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), 9 am-3 pm flu, 10 am-2 pm COVID, walk-ins welcome
–Explorer West Middle School (10015 28th SW; WSB sponsor), noon-3 pm
POTTERY SALE: 10 am-3 pm. (4111 47th SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market is open with early-fall produce as well as flowers, cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, prepared food, and more. Here’s today’s vendor list. California SW between Oregon and Alaska.
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN: You can visit the Southwest Seattle Historical Society museum on Alki today, noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church‘s annual outdoor community event in the West Seattle HS parking lot (3000 California SW) next door – bring your pet, or a memento of your pet, to be blessed, as explained in our calendar listing.
PLANT SWAP: Last one of the year at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW), 2-4 pm.
MUSICIANS FOR THE WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK: An afternoon of original music at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm, and a food drive – bring nonperishable items and/or money to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank.
NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church serves a free meal (take-away available) at 5 pm Sundays at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).
SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 9 pm to 1:30 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).
Have an event for our calendar? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!