On December 2nd 2021, I captured a large SFD response in Seattle’s Crown Hill neighborhood. Engine 35 was dispatched after a caller reported hearing smoke alarms going off, and seeing smoke coming from a pipe on the side of a town house. They also reported that no one was answering the door. Upon arrival, Engine 35 observed smoke through the windows and requested a full response.

I recorded E35’s crew making their initial entry – a large amount of smoke could be seen when they opened the door. I then moved east about a block so I could record the incoming units.

The fire was quickly knocked down, and the call was reduced to just a handful of units. Based on scanner traffic, this was a kitchen fire that spread from the stove. Thanks to the observant neighbor/passerby calling it in, the fire was contained to just the kitchen area.

Lots of great airhorn in this video – Ladder 8 gave a nice blast to the Tesla that cut them off and then blocked them from being able to finish their turn (1:25). It was also amazing getting units coming from every direction, starting at 0:59.

Clip listing:
0:00 – E35 crew entering the fire building
0:43 – B4 responding
0:59 – E21, L8, E18, A31, M18 and SPD responding
2:27 – L5 and SPD responding
3:08 – E16 responding
3:45 – L9, B6 and M44 (MSO) responding
4:24 – Safety Chief (Saft2) responding
5:42 – Units clearing scene
7:32 – On-scene footage
8:00 – Outro

Outro music: Demilitarized Zone by Ethan Meixsell, via the YouTube audio library.


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