UPDATE: Fire response in Arbor Heights

10:24 PM: Seattle Fire has a “full response” in the 10400 block of 41st SW in Arbor Heights. We’re on our way to find out more.

(Added: WSB photo)

10:40 PM: Our photographer just talked to SFD at the scene. This was a fire in a shed behind a house. It’s out now. No one hurt. Cause not yet known – the investigator’s on the way.

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire response in Arbor Heights"

  • Ada September 22, 2023 (10:28 pm)

    It is the house behind our neighbors. We saw embers floating in the air and lots of crackling and some popping sounds like fireworks. Not sure what was making that noise in the house. Hope everyone is safe.

    • Ada September 22, 2023 (11:13 pm)

      Very glad to hear it was just the shed and not the house!

  • EJ September 22, 2023 (10:30 pm)

    Glad you’re checking it out. Have had four fire trucks (including two big ladder trucks), at least two ambulances, and five police cars speeding by my house. Was wondering what was going on.

  • FauntCreek September 22, 2023 (10:44 pm)

    Thank you WSB! Glad that nobody hurt and that it wasn’t a house.  Thankful for SFD!

  • TAH September 22, 2023 (10:47 pm)

    Your quick response is amazing! From 35th I saw a total of 5 fire trucks, 2 SFD SUV’s, 2 SFD ambulance, and one SPD. It’s been constant sirens for the last 40 min. Happy to hear it’s out! With such a response and no one hurt…(happy dance)

  • Kiwi September 22, 2023 (10:50 pm)

    Thanks WSB as always for the rapid info. We heard all the sirens and sure enough you had the info. We were out walking in the neighborhood but by the time we got close it was all over. Glad it wasn’t anything too serious.

  • Neighbor September 22, 2023 (10:56 pm)

    What’s the address of the home where the fire occurred?

    • WSB September 22, 2023 (11:23 pm)

      We generally don’t publish (not in stories or comments) exact addresses of private homes where incidents occur. You can look at the SFD Real-Time Log but I warn you that those aren’t always the correct addresses – sometimes incidents are logged with the address that called it in or the address the caller guessed at (if they later correct an address from an initial dispatch, you’ll see it on the log in all caps)

  • Rhonda September 22, 2023 (11:13 pm)

    When I asked my husband how many fire trucks were outside he sounded like John Connor from ‘Terminator 2’ when he said “all of them”

  • AB September 22, 2023 (11:19 pm)

    Was at a movie at admiral with one of my kiddos, and my eldest said Mom, what’s going on?! And said everything was zooming by our streets(104/105th) he was so scared and said, check the WS blog please!! Thank you for being on top of everything so we can pass info along. So glad this wasn’t a house and no one was hurt. Such a bummer none the less. 

  • Arbor heights neighbor September 22, 2023 (11:20 pm)

    We are a block west of the fire and it was in the backyard of the home on 41st. We confirmed that the homeowner is safe and we hope all the animals are safe too. The fire spread quite quickly and was ready to jump over to 42nd Ave if it weren’t for the quick thinking of some fast acting neighbors. Quite a few trees and shrubs in the alley way appeared on fire around 10pm but it does not sound like the fire spread to any neighboring homes/garages.

  • Jeff B September 23, 2023 (7:48 pm)

    Had a fire in the pit out back, like hundreds of other times. This time a tarp near the pit was ignited by hot embers. Fire was out. Went inside to get something, came back out to give the dogs treats- and the back yard was glowing orange. I tried to do what I could with a hose. It got scary real quick !Once the tarp caught fire and dropped burning plastic all over the wood trim below, it spread fast. Flames quickly became too hot , and I burned my hand an arm, using the hose. I put the dogs in the RV right away. A couple good neighbors tried with a hose as well. It was a lost cause…I was soon extremely worried about losing the house. The first fire truck onScene didn’t look like it was going to contain it. Flames quickly spread into my wood shop and up the cedar tree right next to my home. Eventually after lots of water and foam, multiple trucks put the fire out. Lost the shop, a bunch of storage, 2 trees and half my bamboo. But- the dogs and cats are safe! No one got hurt. It didn’t spread to my neighbors, and  Fire department saved my house!!! I also have insurance.The fire department folks are great. I salute you! For now I focus on gratitude- then the mess. They really need better equipment and more water. Water was spraying all over on the street. They had extremely poor, to no lighting. I shined a light for them and did what I could to help.What a mess…but could have been much worse. I was talking to them at the recent park fire (3rd one) and they told me people are now stealing their gear, while out fighting fires! Expensive chain saws etc…Stay safe ✌🏻 Never thought a tarpCould easily combust like that. It was a good distance from the brick fire pit. **Did anyone get a photo with all the engines on the street? That was crazy. They have limited water- so they have to pull from different spots and bring in water/foam.

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