Two more porta-potty fires in north West Seattle

Two more porta-potty fires in West Seattle last night bring the total to at least four in just over three weeks, all in north West Seattle. Our photo above shows the aftermath of one at Admiral Way and SW Waite. We got a tip about it last night but SFD had closed out their response and left before we arrived, so we followed up on it today, and found out it was one of two in the span of an hour. SFD spokesperson Kaila Lafferty says the first fire last night was in the 3600 block of 44th SW around 6 pm, less than an hour before the one at Admiral and Waite, and that investigators ruled the cause of both as “undetermined.” That’s also what SFD concluded about these two we noted three weeks ago, at 51st/Dakota and along an alley in the 3400 block of California SW.


13 Replies to "Two more porta-potty fires in north West Seattle"

  • Save the Porta-Poopers March 4, 2024 (5:52 pm)

    Now that the Wa State Legislature just passed Initiative 2113 to restore police chases for ALL crimes, perhaps we’ll finally start to see a reduction of destruction crimes across the board. The new law goes into effect in 90 days.

    • Reason&sense March 6, 2024 (12:31 pm)

      Police chases for minor crimes can end up in death of pedestrians/drivers if hit by the car fleeing. Statitisically. 

  • CarDriver March 4, 2024 (6:53 pm)

    Wonder if it’s the same kids that broke into Il Nido last night?

    • WSB March 4, 2024 (6:54 pm)

      That situation was not resolved, for lack of a better term, by the time these fires happened.

  • KT March 4, 2024 (7:10 pm)

    Two portapotties were burnt at Hicklen Lake Park in White Center last week.

    • Frog March 4, 2024 (9:21 pm)

      I wonder if it’s trending on tiktok.

  • 1994 March 4, 2024 (9:42 pm)

    Sounds like a serial porta-potty arsonist is making the rounds….I hope they are caught in the act soon before someone gets injured or other property damaged.

  • question March 5, 2024 (6:22 am)

    What does it mean that they ruled the cause as “undetermined”?  Are they self-combustible? 

    • WSB March 5, 2024 (9:27 am)

      It means they couldn’t figure out what started it.

  • flimflam March 5, 2024 (6:29 am)

    Some seriously low IQ way to spend your time…

  • Keven March 5, 2024 (2:37 pm)

    It’s either burn porta potties or assassinate Archdukes. We know what happened last time they did that.

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