Firefighting, Structural Firefighting

Challenging Access to Challenging Fire

Issue 08 and Volume 173.

FIRE FOCUS ❘ By Mike Gagliano In the downtown area of Seattle, Washington, a few blocks northeast of the Space Needle, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched with a full response to 601 Roy Street with a reported “fire in building.” An aid car in the area (Aid 2) saw smoke from the roof and confirmed a working fire. Engine 2 (E2) arrived to find moderate light/gray smoke from the back of what appeared to be a two-story commercial building of ordinary construction. There was a moderate/strong wind coming from the south that pushed against the C side of the structure. The fire appeared to be in the C/D area of the structure and had likely gotten into the void and/or ceiling areas, with smoke from the eaves and vents visible on all sides. RELATED FIREFIGHTER TRAINING Abandoned Building Policy: Five Years Later It’s Just a Vacant As crews…

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