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.

Meet the new superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre will host a series of community meetings throughout the summer and fall to share his vision for the future of the department and to learn more about the unique needs of each of the city’s diverse neighborhoods.

Superintendent Aguirre will give a brief presentation on the department’s goals moving forward and will lead a discussion with community members to learn more about what’s important to them with regards to recreation and public spaces.

The first meeting will take place from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at South Park Community Center (8319 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108). All are welcome to attend.

South Park Shows UP: Show what you know about South Park!

Please join us for family friendly fun and FREE pizza & tacos on Wednesday, May 27 from 7-9 pm at the South Park Neighborhood Center 8201 10th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108.

Candidates for Seattle City Council District 1 will answer questions to show what they know about the South Park neighborhood and how they plan to represent us. Volunteers will help you register to vote and/or check your address to make sure your registration is current. The entire event is free, open to all, and will be translated into both Spanish and English.

This event is made possible by a Small Sparks award from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, support from the Greater Duwamish District Council and hard work from many South Park volunteers.


Seattle Firefighters Hit the Books to Promote Children’s Literacy

Seattle-The Seattle Fire Department is partnering with the Seattle Public Library for a reading program aimed at increasing literacy, and raising awareness of home fire safety. The Firefighter Story Times at the Seattle Public Library is part of October’s Fire Prevention Month. Seattle Firefighters will read No Dragons for Tea to dozens of preschool children at the Seattle Public Library branches across the city.. Important safety messages include “Firefighters are your friend”, “Crawl low under smoke” and “Get out and stay out”.

For more than a decade, Seattle Firefighters have volunteered for literacy events at various Seattle Public Library’s and Seattle Public Schools. The Firefighter Story Times are part of a month long push to educate the young people of the city and their families on fire safety tips. Preschool children are especially vulnerable to fire and burn injuries. During the month of October, Seattle Firefighters are reading to preschoolers at 10 different libraries throughout the city. Click on this link for more information on the Story Times: Story Time or the Seattle Channel.

Rainier Beach Branch
with Fire Chief Dean
9125 Rainier Ave. S
Monday, October 6
10:30 AM

Ballard Branch
5614 22nd Ave N.W.
Wednesday, October 8
10:30 AM

Douglass-Truth Branch
2300 E. Yesler Way
Thursday, October 9
10:30 AM

Capitol Hill Branch
425 Harvard Ave E.
Monday, October 13
10:30 AM

South Park Branch
8604 Eighth Ave S at S. Cloverdale St.
Wednesday, October 15
11:15 AM

Central Library
2401 24th Ave. E.
Thursday, October 16
11:00 AM

Green Lake Branch
5009 Roosevelt Way NE.
Wednesday, October 22
11:15 AM
High Point Branch
2821 Beacon Ave. S.
Thursday, October 23
11:30 AM

Northeast Branch
8016 Greenwood Ave N
Tuesday, October 28
10:30 AM

New Holly Branch
7048 32nd Ave S
Thursday, October 30
11:00 AM