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UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ in 5000 block of Delridge Way SW

7:11 PM: A “full response” from Seattle Fire is headed to the 5000 block of Delridge Way SW for a reported building fire. Updates to come.

7:16 PM: Firefighters have radioed that it was a small kitchen fire, extinguished by the apartment’s occupant, so they’re downsizing the response.

7:23 PM: Though they’re wrapping up, firefighters radioed that Delridge will be blocked in the area (map) for another 15 minutes or so.

Seattle Fire response in The Junction

A midsize Seattle Fire response is at an apartment building in the 4500 block of 42nd SW right now. It’s reported to have been a kitchen fire, already extinguished, but one person suffered hand burns and will be treated.

UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ on 29th SW, quickly downsized

September 29, 2020 1:55 pm
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1:55 PM: Seattle Fire has sent a “full response” to the 6400 block of 29th SW. The first units arriving are seeing “light smoke” but have assessed it so far as a kitchen fire.

1:58 PM: The fire is already out and the response is being downsized.

UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ for 3400 block of California SW = kitchen fire

September 15, 2020 4:24 pm
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(Photo by Christopher Boffoli)

4:24 PM: Seattle Fire has a “full response” headed to the 3400 block of California SW. Updates to come.

4:27 PM: Though there are businesses in that block, this is described by arriving units as a small residential building. They say it was a kitchen fire, already extinguished. The response is being downsized.

UPDATE: Seattle Fire response in 2800 block of Alki SW

8:37 PM: Seattle Fire has a “full response” headed for the 2800 block of Alki SW. Updates to come.

8:41 PM: It’s a residential kitchen fire and it’s out, firefighters radioed to dispatch.

UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ north of The Junction, quickly downsized

August 24, 2020 6:49 pm
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6:49 PM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is on the way to the 4100 block of 47th SW. First crews arriving aren’t seeing anything yet. Updates to come.

6:53 PM: Small kitchen fire, aka “food on the stove.” Response is being downsized.

UPDATE: SFD ‘full response’ at 30th/Charlestown, downsizing

12:54 AM: Seattle Fire has just dispatched a “full response” to 30th/Charlestown [map] for a report of smoke and flames. Updates to come.

1 AM: Firefighters have radioed that it’s an “exterior rubbish fire” and are downsizing the response.

Big call in North Admiral = dryer fire

Seattle Fire had a full-size response headed for the 1500 block of 44th SW – and it turned out to be a dryer fire in the basement, per radio exchange. Most of the dispatched units have been dismissed.

UPDATE: Condo fire in Westwood

(Photo by Guy, from comments)

7:35 PM: Big Seattle Fire response for what’s described as a condo fire at 24th/Barton. It’s in a third-floor unit. Updates to come.

(WSB photos from here, unless otherwise credited)

7:39 PM: Firefighters have radioed that the fire is under control.

7:45 PM: Though the fire in the unit itself is described as under control, firefighters also report it’s spread to the attic/eaves.

7:47 PM: Our crew reports the building is 9016 25th SW, across 25th from Westwood Village’s southeast parking lot.

7:52 PM: Photos added. The fire is now described as “tapped” in both the unit and the attic.

(Photo by Jim Clarke)

8:02 PM: Still some concern focused on the top of the building, our crew reports. So far, no report of injuries.

8:14 PM: SFD confirms to our crew that no one was hurt. The cause is under investigation.

11:30 AM MONDAY: We just checked with SFD; the cause has not yet been determined.

FOLLOWUP: Six days after ring removal, illegal beach fires persist at Alki

(Photo by David Hutchinson)

That beach-cleaning machine had to be dispatched to Alki this morning, with people continuing to ignore the beach-fire ban, less than a week after Seattle Parks removed the long-locked fire rings people had been damaging. Seattle Fire has been dispatched to Alki five of the six nights since then – three times on Thursday, once on Friday, once on Saturday, three times on Sunday, once last night. We asked Parks spokesperson Rachel Schulkin if anything else is planned. She replied, “I think the next move would be to close the beaches. We are grateful to SFD for their support and grateful that you are covering this and reminding folks that beach fires are not permitted this summer. In case folks wonder why, it’s because beach fires are more often than not used as a place for larger groups to gather. As we are still in Phase 2 and gatherings must be 5 people or less, beach fires are not permitted.”

ALKI BEACH: Fire rings removed after months of misuse

(WSB photos)

Thanks for the tips. A Seattle Parks crew has been out on Alki Beach this morning, removing the fire rings and cleaning up the debris/trash left behind. The fire rings have technically been “closed” for months but Seattle Fire crews have been called out many nights because people have set fires on or near them anyway.

And indeed, Parks spokesperson Rachel Schulkin confirmed to WSB after we photographed the ring removal this morning: “Fire rings have been locked all summer to prevent the crowding and congregating that happens with beach fires. Folks were lighting fires on top of the pits, so we are removing them for now.”

UPDATE: Seattle Fire ‘full response’ in 6500 block of 16th SW

July 12, 2020 12:16 am
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12:16 AM: A reported “fire between two houses” has Seattle Fire sending a “full response” to the 6500 block of 16th SW (map). First crews report a “working fire.” Updates to come.

12:20 AM: Firefighters confirm that the fire is between two houses but has not spread to either.

12:23 AM: SFD says the fire’s out.

From White Center Now: 2-alarm fire

For the second time in three months, a fire callout at the former Yarington’s Funeral Home at 16th/107th in White Center – this time, much bigger, 2 alarms. We’re covering it on partner site White Center Now.

UPDATE: Lamp blamed for 38th/Graham house fire

11:08 PM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is headed for the 6300 block of 38th SW [map]. First engine on scene says it’s a house fire.

11:13 PM: The fire is reported to be on the house’s 2nd floor. Firefighters have water on it.

11:19 PM: The fire is reported to be under control. Both occupants are reported to have gotten out OK.

11:22 PM: Fire now declared “tapped” (out).

ADDED 2 PM MONDAY: SFD says, “The fire started from a lamp in a closet that ignited nearby combustible material. Total estimated loss is $125,000.”

UPDATE: Fireworks blamed for apartment-building fire at California/Myrtle

(WSB photos unless otherwise credited)

6:04 PM: We just happened onto this and SFD has just arrived.

The fire was burning in shrubbery in front of the building and spread to balconies.

(Photo by Julianne Davidson)

(Texted photo)

Passersby were hollering for people to get out. More…

More firefighters have arrived. The flames were roaring up the side of the building before their arrival. No word of injuries so far.

6:19 PM: Under control, damage mostly exterior, says SFD. Cause under investigation.

6:34 PM: They’re evaluating the interior to see if it’s safe for residents to go back inside.

7:15 PM: California’s still blocked at the scene by SFD units.

7:30 PM: SFD says it was started by fireworks. $100,000 damage estimate.

8:49 PM: Added two short video clips we recorded just before and just after the first engine arrived. Meantime, the incident log shows only 3 units still on scene, so California is likely passable again.

Car catches fire after driver hits pole

Thanks to SF for the photo. That car caught fire at 42nd/Charlestown after the driver hit a pole. Apparently no serious injuries – no medic unit was sent. Radio communication indicated the driver got out OK. No other details.

UPDATE: Fire on Harbor Avenue SW

(Added: Photo posted in comments, by Elizabeth)

1:40 AM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is headed to the 2400 block of Harbor Avenue SW for a possible fire in a business. Updates to come.

1:43 AM: First unit arriving reports “fully involved structure.” They’re closing Harbor.

1:46 AM: The address on the SFD log is not correct (yet) – the burning building is now described as appearing to be “derelict,” a small old house.

1:49 AM: One person is reported to have been inside when the fire started but is said to be unhurt.

2:12 AM: A witness who called it in says the building is on the water side.

2:37 AM: The fire is “knocked down,” says SFD. Some units are leaving.

ADDED 12:33 PM: We went by for that photo of the fire scene. SFD has since corrected the address to 2316 Harbor and tells us the cause was ruled accidental. County records show this is part of a site that sold to an investment entity for $3.5 million last November; a self-storage proposal has been working its way through the city permit system since last year.

No injuries in Puget Ridge RV fire

(WSB photo)

Thanks to Chris for mentioning that early-morning RV fire on 16th SW by the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. We didn’t hear about it in real time – the callout was just after 6:15 am – but followed up. SFD spokesperson David Cuerpo says the RV was “fully involved” when firefighters arrived; no injuries reported, and the cause remains under investigation.

UPDATE: Garage fire in North Delridge

(Added: Photo sent by Mark)

9:04 PM: Multiple SFD units are arriving at an incident reported as a garage fire in the 4100 block of Delridge Way SW [map]. It’s already reported to be under control.

10:26 PM: Call is closed. Incident log shows the last unit to leave was only there half an hour.

UPDATE: Fire callout on 9th SW

(Photo courtesy Tim Durkan)

10:02 PM: Big Seattle Fire response to the 8800 block of 9th SW [map]. Updates to come.

10:04 PM: SFD says it’s a small exterior fire at a vacant building. The response will be downsized.

(WSB photos from here down)

10:23 PM: We’re at the scene. 9th is blocked just north of Henderson.

10:37 PM: Fire’s out. Firefighters described the scene as a “derelict building.” Cause is under investigation; no one was hurt.

11:41 PM: The “derelict building,” according to city records, is slated for demolition, to be replaced by four townhouses. It’s also been reported multiple times in recent years, most recently in a February complaint that described it as a “trash-filled broken-down house.”

UPDATE: House fire on 11th SW

(Photo courtesy Tim Durkan)

9:55 PM: Another big Seattle Fire call – this time in the 9200 block of 11th SW (map). SFD says it’s a “confirmed working fire in a residential building.” Updates to come.

10:04 PM: Fire is reported to be under control.

(WSB photo)

10:16 PM: No injuries, per SFD.

(WSB photo)

10:23 PM: Our crew talked to SFD at the scene. Much of the damage is in the garage. The family who lives there got out OK.

11:20 PM: SF says the fire is out and under investigation and also – a cat is missing.

ADDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON: SFD says the fire was determined to have started accidentally.

Fire callout on 35th SW

May 19, 2020 3:58 pm
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(Part of the initial response, visible via new 35th/Holden SDOT camera)

Big SFD callout in the 7500 block of 35th SW but it’s being quickly downsized – first crews on scene say it appears to be just a dryer problem.

UPDATE: Fire call at Madison Middle School

(Added: Photo sent by Derek)

12:02 AM: What started as a fire-alarm call at Madison Middle School has been upgraded to a “full response.” Updates to come.

12:06 AM: Firefighters are describing this as a “dumpster fire” and dismissing some of the units.

12:11 AM: Fire is reported “tapped” (out); next job, to turn off the automatic sprinklers.

12:40 AM: The cause is under investigation. We’ll follow up with SFD and the district later today.

3:09 PM: From SFD spokesperson David Cuerpo: “Crews confirmed it was a dumpster fire next to the school building. The building’s sprinklers were able to contain the fire while our firefighters fully extinguished it. No injuries reported. Our fire investigators were not dispatched to this scene as they responded to another fire that occurred at the same time” (in North Seattle).