UPDATE: Big response for 4th-floor fire at Cal-Mor Circle in Morgan Junction

7:11 PM: Seattle Fire has sent a full response to Cal-Mor Circle apartments at 6420 California SW. Updates to come.

(Added: This photo and next, by Tim Durkan)

7:14 PM: SFD says the fire’s on the fourth floor.

7:18 PM: SFD says it’s a kitchen fire that may have extended further – so far they haven’t found any victims in or near the unit where it started.

(Added: WSB photo)

7:27 PM: Firefighters report the fire is out and that it did not extend beyond the unit where it started.

7:30 PM: SFD tells our crew at the scene that no one was hurt.

7:50 PM: Since it was a major response, it’ll take a while to clear out. Kelly at California/Graham says buses are queued up waiting to get through.

(Photo sent by Kelly Howard)

8:48 PM: Officers just told dispatch they’re reopening California (which has been blocked between Fauntleroy and Graham) to southbound traffic.

9:12 PM: An update from Metro indicates the street has reopened both ways.

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Big response for 4th-floor fire at Cal-Mor Circle in Morgan Junction"

  • HD June 20, 2024 (7:15 pm)

    Massive response! Probably 10-12 fire trucks, ambulances and other personnel flying down Fauntleroy. Stay safe SFD. 

  • B R Loveless June 20, 2024 (7:18 pm)

    Thank you WS Blog!

  • OP June 20, 2024 (7:19 pm)

    Massive response Fauntleroy toward Junction.

  • Myrtle St Resident June 20, 2024 (7:19 pm)

    Total of 25 units responding to this fire per Seattle Fire Department Live… Hope everybody is safely evacuated :-(

  • GF June 20, 2024 (7:21 pm)

    Big response by SFD.

  • ltfd June 20, 2024 (7:24 pm)

    “Large dog” in the fire apt.; they’ve placed it in an unaffected side room, with the door closed & the window open for fresh air.

  • Mel June 20, 2024 (7:45 pm)

    This building has so many calls for aid, police, and fire. 

  • Spike NíConnell June 20, 2024 (7:48 pm)

    I live in these apartments. The smoke traveled upwards and set off the fire alarms for all other floors. When the alarm went off on my floor, I began to really get scared. I could smell plastic burning. It’s a distinct odor.My cat refused to come out from under my bed and I wasn’t looking forward to trying to drag him in a cat carrier downstairs, as I can’t walk without a rollerator. I think I might seriously move to a smaller/shorter building! As I type this, the fire alarm keeps going off!

    • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy June 20, 2024 (8:47 pm)

      I’ve heard from former residents this building that it is kind of … fun. And they were happy to relocate to another similar building. That said it is a dice roll. So only if its bothersome enough to take the risk.  Building will likely be better, but as with every move you never know who your new neighbors will be.

  • Eugene Aitchison June 20, 2024 (8:08 pm)

  • Thankful June 21, 2024 (2:07 am)

    I was on the c line bus and when pulling into the stop on California and Morgan was halted by the first two fire trucks I then exited and went to thriftway while watching the smoke billowing out the building as a few employees and shoppers came to view the chaos . Within minutes 6 to 8 fire trucks and emergency vehicles were on scene it was an amazingly quick and well equipped response it was impressive how solid the fire departments were taking action.. glad the fire wasn’t that huge but the confidence and skills of the Seattle fire department just goes to show you that our city has some of the best most highly skilled firefighters anywhere 

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