Firefighters Rescue South Park Woman from Burning Apartment Building

July 18—Seattle firefighters rescued a woman from a second floor window of a burning apartment building in South Park this morning.

At 3:28 p.m. firefighter dispatchers received multiple calls of a two-story apartment building on fire in the 1000 block of S Thistle St. Callers reported a person trapped on the second floor of the burning complex. Engine Company 26 arrived to find flames shooting out of the building and began a rescue effort, pulling a trapped female tenant from her burning apartment using a ladder.  There were four residents home at the time of the fire and all four safely escaped. None of the occupants needed medical attention.

Firefighters used multiple hose lines to knock down the fire. It took 20 minutes to knock down the flames, and 45 minutes to completely extinguish the fire.

The fire started on the outside of the building and extended to the structure. The fire investigator determined the damage estimate is $200,000 to the structure and $100,000 to the contents. The Seattle Police Arson Bomb Squad was called to assist in the investigation. The cause is under investigation..

One firefighter was transported to Harborview Medical Center by medics as a precaution after becoming overheated.

Beacon Hill House Fire Intentionally Set

December 29–Seattle Fire Investigators determined a Beacon Hill house fire on Sunday Night was intentionally set.

At 5:15 p.m. on Sunday December 28, 2014 Firefighter/Dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire at a home located in the 1800 block of South McClellan Street. Neighbors knocked on the door of the home and notified the people inside that the house was on fire and to evacuate.

When firefighters arrived they found flames coming from the side of the house. The fire extended up the side of the house into the attic space. It took firefighters 15 minutes to control the flames. Due to the charring in the attic space, it took nearly 90 minutes to completely extinguish the fire.

No one was injured.

The house was empty of furniture and considered vacant. The occupants inside the home were not authorized by the owner to be staying in the house.

The damage estimate is $60,000.

The case has been referred over to the Seattle Police Departments’ Arson Bomb Squad Detectives for further investigation.

If anyone has any information on this case they are asked to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-55-ARSON (1-800-552-7766).

Capitol Hill Vacant House Fire Still Under Investigation

October 3- An early morning house fire at a vacant Capitol Hill house remains under investigation. The case has been turned over to Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad for further investigation.

At 2:47 a.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire inside the two-story home located in the 1100 block of East John Street. Engine Company 25 arrived to find a well involved fire inside several rooms of the vacant house with basement. Firefighters searched the residence and did not find anyone inside.

It appears the fire started on the first floor and extended up to the second floor. Firefighters controlled the fire within 10 minutes. It took 35 minutes to completely extinguish the flames.

Medics transported one firefighter, who was not involved in fighting the fire, to Harborview Medical Center with a medical condition, stable condition where he was evaluated and released.