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UPDATE: Fatal fire in Burien Tuesday night caused by ‘smoking material’

UPDATE: Fatal fire in Burien Tuesday night caused by ‘smoking material’

This post was updated on Jan. 23, 2019 with new information from the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department: Photo courtesy Red Cross UPDATE: Firefighters from throughout south King County responded to a... [Read more]

VIDEO: Puget Sound Skills Center demos flammability of a Christmas tree

VIDEO: Puget Sound Skills Center demos flammability of a Christmas tree

On Friday, Dec. 14, Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center hosted its annual Christmas tree burn demonstration for students and media. “The purpose is to show how quickly a tree can burn if not... [Read more]

Dumpster fire burns near apartments on Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday evening

Dumpster fire burns near apartments on Ambaum Blvd. SW Sunday evening

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire in the 12300 block of Ambaum Blvd SW on Sunday night, Oct. 7, at around 6:52 p.m. Initially three engines were dispatched due to the... [Read more]

AIR QUALITY: ‘UNHEALTHY’ levels will likely continue through tomorrow

AIR QUALITY: ‘UNHEALTHY’ levels will likely continue through tomorrow

The latest on our smoky skies from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR PUGET SOUND REGION DUE TO WILDFIRE SMOKE This is an air quality alert for August 22, 2018, from the Puget Sound... [Read more]

Air Quality Alert update issued Sunday

Air Quality Alert update issued Sunday

Air quality levels are going up more quickly than expected in the Puget Sound Region, and it’s reaching levels UNHEALTHY for everyone in some areas, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced. “We... [Read more]

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued an updated air quality alert on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 – declaring that the current air is ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ for the entire Puget Sound... [Read more]

Large grass fire burns Southern Heights Park Monday afternoon

Large grass fire burns Southern Heights Park Monday afternoon

Three fire engines and a Battalion Chief were sent to a large grass fire at Southern Heights Park in north Burien Monday afternoon, July 9. Southern Heights Park, located at 12025 14th Avenue S. (map below),... [Read more]