UPDATE: House fire in North Delridge sends man to hospital

12:27 AM: Big Seattle Fire callout is on the way to the 5000 block of 26th SW [vicinity map] for a possible house fire. Updates to come.

(Added: SFD photo)

12:31 AM: First units arriving confirm it’s a “working fire.”

12:33 AM: One person is being brought out of the house and is reported to be in need of medical treatment.

12:38 AM: Firefighters report the fire – which is apparently centered on the house’s second floor – is “knocked down.”

12:48 AM: Firefighters say the person who needs medical attention is being taken to a hospital by SFD medic unit.

12:50 AM: They’ve now declared the fire “tapped” (out).

1:49 AM: Some units are still on scene, including SFD’s investigator.\

8:40 AM: SFD says the fire victim is a 90-year-old man who was in critical condition when transported.

11:28 AM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Hanson says they also now know the cause: “The fire was ruled ‘accidental’ and was caused by overheated electrical wiring that ignited nearby combustible material.”

6 Replies to "UPDATE: House fire in North Delridge sends man to hospital"

  • Sivie Suckerman June 17, 2024 (12:40 am)

    They sent out like four trucks and ambulances and they’re still out there. I’m on 26th. I can’t tell which house it is, but they definitely came out full force and are still here.

  • SB June 17, 2024 (12:49 am)

    You can see the glow from the flames all the way on 30th

    • WSB June 17, 2024 (12:53 am)

      Fire’s been called “tapped” so if you still see a glow, it could be the lights of the extensive response.

      • SB June 17, 2024 (1:07 am)

        Respectfully, I took the pictures at 12:40am and could see actual embers. Emergency lights don’t emit those. 

  • FM June 17, 2024 (1:14 am)

  • Alki resident June 17, 2024 (8:06 am)

    Prayers he makes it. He’s a 90 year old man. 

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