Update: as of 10am, Tuesday, April 2, Seattle Fire Department says cause of Lower Queen Anne fire was incendiary. Seattle Police Department arson bomb squad is investigating.
Update: as of 9:48pm, KING 5 is reporting that all 3 homes involved are destroyed. Streets around Warren, Roy and Valley are closed for now, and will be during the ensuing investigation. No one was injured in the fire.
Photo credit: KING
Firefighters are battling a 2 alarm fire on Lower Queen Anne in the 700 block of Warren Ave N. According to the Seattle Fire Department, 3 homes are involved in the fire, and the smoke is thick enough for them to warn people to stay away from the area.
SFD first responded to the incident 8:23pm with the latest dispatch at 9:15pm this evening. Per the realtime 911 site, the response site is a home at 714 Warren Ave N, no word from SFD on whether the home is a single family residence or duplex.
A Porsche 914 caught fire this morning in front of Genki Sushi at 5th N and Mercer around 8:30am. A reader sent in not only a tip, but also a video of the incident – click below:
At one point the fire was hot enough for the gas in the engine
to combust, pushing the car forward about 8 feet. No injuries reported by Seattle Fire Department, but the car certainly looks like toast.
As noted in the previous entry’s comments, the fire was not quite in Upper Queen Anne, which I discovered when I walked over there and found, like the old jokes, it was uphill both ways. By the time I arrived we were down to a bunch of news people interviewing each other, so I shot some pictures and eavesdropped a bit, but heard nothing that wasn’t already in the the paper– that the house had been abandoned for some time and was taken over by squatters.
The house was deceptively large– one of those that looks less prepossessing from the street side, but is built over a hillside so the back of the house sort of spills down behind, as revealed in these videos:
A 100-foot vessel from the early seasons of the TV show Deadliest Catch burned for more than an hour along the Ship Canal early this morning.
Nearly 100 firefighters battled the three-alarm blaze at a dock along the Queen Anne side, both from the dock and on the water. When fire crews arrived, they discovered the Arctic Dawn engulfed in flames, sending a huge column of smoke across the water into Ballard. The only person on the boat, an engineer, escaped the flames unharmed. There were no reported injuries.
We’ve just heard from our regular tipster, Silver, who heard on the police scanner that a tree has fallen down across West Raye Street, knocking down wires and causing sparks. According to the Seattle.gov real-time 911 logs, the exact address of the incident is 2572 10th Ave W. The police and fire departments have responded, and Seattle City Light has been called to the scene.
I’m without a car this morning, so if anyone happens to be walking by the scene and snaps a picture, please send it in to email@example.com. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
Hundreds of people, including family members, public officials, firefighters and complete strangers attended the emotional memorial today at KeyArena for the five victims of last weekend’s tragic fire in Fremont.
“They may be gone but they are not alone,” Daniel Gebregiorgis said of his sister Eyerusalem Gebregiorgis, 22, and nieces and nephews, Joseph Gebregiogis, 13, Nyella Smith, 7, Nisreen Shamam, 6, and Yaseen Shaman who had just turned 5.
Seattle Fire investigators have determined that Wednesday’s late-night fire under the south end of the Ballard Bridge was caused by a transient cooking fire.
Firefighters were called out just before 11:30 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from underneath the bridge. When crews arrived on scene, they found a fire underneath the bridge in a storage yard. Four small boats, a truck and wooden pallets were destroyed before the fire was extinguished about 20 minutes later. Because of the location of the fire, the bridge sustained soot and fire damage. According to Seattle Fire, Seattle Department of Transportation inspectors have inspected the integrity of the structure.
Investigators have ruled the fire as accidental and damage is estimated at $100,000.
Fires caused by furniture, bedding, and other materials placed too close to baseboard heaters and portable heaters are the most common types of heating-related residential fires.
Their tips for warming your home or apartment and staying safe:
• Give your heaters space – do not put anything next to a heater.
• Never use an extension cord with a portable heater.
• Make sure your portable heater is tested by an independent testing laboratory and has an automatic shut off feature if it tips over.
• Turn portable heaters off before leaving the room or before going to bed.
• Clean or replace heating furnace filters regularly.
• Never permit electrical cords to drape across heaters.
• Inspect all heating equipment yearly and always hire an experienced electrician to do any necessary repair work on your baseboard heaters.