West Seattle House Fire Determined to be caused by Electrical Wiring

August 8—Seattle Fire Investigators determined a West Seattle house fire was accidental, caused by electrical wiring.

At 6:43 a.m. firefighters responded to a 4800 block of 25th Av SW for an automatic fire alarm. The first arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the 1-story home with basement. Firefighters rescued two young adult males from inside the heavy smoke filled home. Both males declined medical treatment.

Firefighters completely extinguished the fire in 10 minutes. The fire was contained to a back bedroom.

Seattle Police Officers were called in to investigate items found in the basement of the home. The investigation is ongoing.

The fire caused $15,000 in damage.

Councilmember Harrell: “Effective policing at yesterday’s May Day marches”


Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell

May 2, 2014

Councilmember Harrell: "Effective policing at yesterday’s May Day marches"

SeattleCouncilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the Seattle Police Department’s handling of yesterday’s May Day protests:

"I would like to express my gratitude to our Seattle Police Department for their professional, effective policing at yesterday’s May Day marches. The officers were calm, collected and professional, and the de-escalation techniques I witnessed were conducted with great patience and effectiveness.

"I thank Chief Bailey, Captain Fowler and Assistant Chief McDonough for their smart and reasoned leadership, positive collaboration with regional partners and solid communication. This is clearly a team committed to learning, improving from previous experiences, and performing their duties under the new use of force policies."

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