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On the morning of July 5, a brush fire at the park

July 5th, 2014 by Mike

At 8:22 a.m. firefighters from Engine 16 were dispatched to a brush fire at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

The fire was on the park’s southeast side, roughly at Northeast 82nd Street and 14th Avenue Northeast. The smoke could be seen from anywhere in the park.

There was plenty of debris left from Friday night’s unofficial July 4th fireworks at the park, but the cause of the fire hadn’t been determined.

One firefighter said he did not find fireworks in the ashes, but speculated a cigarette butt might have started the smoldering blaze, which covered several feet yards.

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Streets full of fire trucks, smoke in the air – it's a drill

May 1st, 2013 by Mike

This was the scene at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 81st 79th Street Tuesday afternoon as firefighters conducted a practice burn for training purposes.

You could tell it wasn’t for real by the tents set up in the front yard.

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Streets full of fire trucks, smoke in the air – it’s a drill

May 1st, 2013 by Mike

This was the scene at Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 81st 79th Street Tuesday afternoon as firefighters conducted a practice burn for training purposes.

You could tell it wasn’t for real by the tents set up in the front yard.

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Firefighters visit Maple Leaf school, get homemade cookies

October 25th, 2011 by Mike

Seattle Creative Kids Preschool in Maple Leaf had visitors this morning.

The lights and siren weren’t flashing and blaring, but the crew of Engine 40 were friendly and the preschoolers were welcoming.

From the school, located at 9221 12th Ave. N.E.: “Firefighters talked to students about fire safety and let those who were so inclined sit in the drivers seat of the fire engine.

“The children gave the fire fighters homemade cookies and cards as a thank you for making the trip over from the fire station.”

Thanks to the school for the photos!

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Big response, small fire on Roosevelt

March 30th, 2011 by Mike

Ralph writes: “Just after 10:30 this morning the Seattle Fire Department responded with 14 units to a single family residence fire in the 7500 block of Roosevelt Way NE.

“Luckily the large response was not necessary as the fire was in a clothes dryer and was quickly extinguished. Better to see more units than not enough. Lots of hose to be rolled up.”

Thanks for the report and photos, Ralph!

According to fire dispatch, 14 units responded to what came in as “fire in a single-family residence.”

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Driver crashes through 15th Ave. bridge barrier overnight

February 25th, 2011 by Mike

Shortly after 1 a.m today a car smashed through the barrier blocking access to the closed 15th Avenue Northeast bridge, Seattle Police report.

The vehicle proceeded through the barrier and traveled approximately 200 feet before striking a parked construction truck and bridging equipment. The driver, a man in his 20′s was pinned in the vehicle and unconscious as officers and fire personnel arrived.

Firefighters cut the roof off the car and medics took the driver to Harborview Medical Center. “The driver had an odor of alcohol on his person so a DUI officer responded to Harborview Medical Center to process him,” according to police.

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