Seattle Fire Department (SFD) officials responded to an apartment building fire that occurred on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening.
SFD first posted on X about the fire at around 5:13 p.m., writing that they were responding to a fire in the 600 block of Howell St.
Shortly after, they posted an update, noting the fire was extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system.
“I heard a loud explosion noise, and for a second, I was like, ‘Is that coming from the TV?’ And then I heard a draft, then my door rattled for about four seconds,” said James Maciel, who lives on the fourth floor of the building. “So right then, I knew something wasn’t right. I opened my door, and there was an engulfed, full fire by the elevator shaft.”
SFD also confirmed that no injuries were reported.
Maciel continued to say the fire began on the fourth floor while also noting that he believed the fire was intentionally set.
“This wasn’t a toaster oven fire or a heater blanket,” Maciel continued. “I knew that this was some kind of bomb or explosion. I knew it was set intentionally within two seconds of seeing it.”
KOMO News contacted the SFD for further details regarding the fire but was told that the matter is currently under investigation.
Crews are responding to a fire in Mississauga this evening (Feb. 27).
Shortly before 6:30 p.m, the city’s fire department said they were responding to a fire at the Ideal Honda car dealership located near Highway 401 and Dixie.
Early reports indicate heavy smoke rising from the roof of the dealership.
The cause of fire and any potential injuries are currently unknown.
UPDATE: The fire is under control and appears to have been contained by the sprinkler system, the fire department says.
It’s believed that the smoke was coming from a vent inside the facility.
Firefighters braved frigid conditions as they battled a vehicle fire that broke out in the showroom of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lynnfield early Thursday morning.
A security guard patrolling the area of Flagship Motorcars of Lynnfield on Broadway around 4 a.m. called 911 after noticing a glow coming from the front window of the building, according to Lynnfield Fire Chief Glenn Davis.
Firefighters responding to the scene found that a sprinkler system contained the flames to the vehicle but the building had been filled with smoke.
Crews dealt with freezing temperatures, which caused the parking lot to ice over.
One firefighter may have sustained a finger injury from falling on the ice but no one was transported to the hospital, Davis said.
Hours after the first fire broke out, a second vehicle parked in the lot outside the showroom started smoking and smoldering.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fires.
Grand Forks police say an employee of an auto dealership was arrested after he deliberately lit some gas on fire which had been spilled on the floor of a shop area.
25-year old Jobe Lunski, of Ardoch, North Dakota, was arrested on a charge of endangerment by fire.
Police say the ignited gas created a significant flash fire that caused minor injuries to another employee and damage to a customer’s vehicle and the building’s structure
Firefighters who responded to Lithia Ford at 2273 32nd Avenue South Wednesday afternoon found the fire has already been extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system.