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One Year Later: Survivors Of Burien’s Worst Arson Fire Continue On With Life

One Year Later: Survivors Of Burien’s Worst Arson Fire Continue On With Life

by Mark Neuman It was a year ago this morning (June 29th) that a fire tore through the Tara Apartments on SW 155th in Burien. The blaze, determined to be an arson by police, destroyed the Tara, jumped... [Read more]

Fire Victim Gets Surprise Gift Thanks To Local TV Station

Fire Victim Gets Surprise Gift Thanks To Local TV Station

According to KIRO-TV, Burien fire victim John Miklosh received a surprise package from country music star Vince Gill – an autographed guitar! Apparently a reporter for KIRO found out that Miklosh... [Read more]

Burien Fire Victim Checks In With The B-Town Blog

Burien Fire Victim Checks In With The B-Town Blog

by Mark Neuman A refreshing phone call came in to the B-Town Blog offices from Burien fire victim David Baggott. You may recall that David, along with his wife Elizabeth, are among the more than two dozen... [Read more]

Fatal Apartment Arson Fire Was One Month Ago Today

Fatal Apartment Arson Fire Was One Month Ago Today

We’d like to take a moment to reflect and commemorate that it was exactly one month ago today that an arson fire blazed through the Tara and Jenny Marie apartment buildings in the 400 block of SW... [Read more]

Fire Victims Donation Center Closed + Some Shout Outs

Fire Victims Donation Center Closed + Some Shout Outs

After taking in an estimated 300+ truck fulls of goods, the Burien Fire Victims Donation Center (located at 156 SW 152nd Street) is now closed and being returned to its landlord. Please make a note of... [Read more]

Burien Fire Apartment Victims Suing Landlord

Burien Fire Apartment Victims Suing Landlord

According to the Seattle P-I, members of a family that lived at the arson-burned Tara Apartments in Burien are suing their landlord, claiming they did little to prevent the fire that destroyed the building... [Read more]

Burien Fire Victims Still Need Help, Housing

Burien Fire Victims Still Need Help, Housing

Just because the Burien Fire Victims Fundraiser is over doesn’t mean the victims don’t need any more help – quite the opposite really, as at least six families are still in need of regular... [Read more]

Fire Victims Fundraiser Raises Over $10,500!

Fire Victims Fundraiser Raises Over $10,500!

Beaucoup kudos to one and all in B-Town (and beyond) who turned out, donated, bought, ate, drank and had fun at last night’s Fire Victims Fundraiser at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub – you raised... [Read more]

UPDATE: Fire Victim Fundraiser Raised Over $10K!

UPDATE: Fire Victim Fundraiser Raised Over $10K!

UPDATE 7/17/08 10am: Last night’s Fire Victims Fundraiser brought in approximately $10,500! Way to go B-Town! Some of last night’s highlights: Mick Kelly’s co-owners Mick Purdy and... [Read more]

Fire Victims Fundraiser Auction Tonight At Mick Kelly’s!

Fire Victims Fundraiser Auction Tonight At Mick Kelly’s!

(click on graphic to download PDF Poster suitable for printing/posting) Don’t forget – tonight (Wed. July 16th) is the Burien Fire Victims Fundraiser Auction at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub, located... [Read more]

Reminder:Fire Victim Fundraiser Is Tomorrow Night

Reminder:Fire Victim Fundraiser Is Tomorrow Night

Don’t forget folks – tomorrow night (starting at 6pm) is the Fire Victims Fundraiser Auction at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub, so please make sure your calendars are marked and your wallet... [Read more]

Some Auction Items For Wed. Fundraiser At Mick Kelly’s

Some Auction Items For Wed. Fundraiser At Mick Kelly’s

(click on graphic to download PDF Poster suitable for printing/posting) The generosity of the businesses and people in the Burien area is coming out and shining like the bright sun on a summer’s... [Read more]

How To Help Fire Victims, With Specifics

How To Help Fire Victims, With Specifics

From Gregory Heights Second Grade Teacher Nancy Sparks comes some specific information on four of the families who were victims of last weekend’s tragic apartment fire. As we mentioned previously,... [Read more]

Bison Creek Fundraiser Brings In $5,000

Bison Creek Fundraiser Brings In $5,000

Jared Butcher, organizer of Sunday’s fire victim fundraiser at Bison Creek Pizza, just reported this great news to us: Bison Creek Fundraiser was a success! We raised roughly $5,000, loaded 7 pickup... [Read more]

Fire Victim Shelter Closes, New Fundraiser July 14th

Fire Victim Shelter Closes, New Fundraiser July 14th

The emergency shelter at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church (run by the Red Cross) for last weekend’s apartment fire victims closed last night, leaving dozens of people now fending for themselves, including... [Read more]

Fire Victim Fundraiser Sunday At Bison Creek

Fire Victim Fundraiser Sunday At Bison Creek

Quick update on progress of the new B-Good In B-Town movement for this holiday weekend:  FUNDRAISERS: This Sunday, July 6th, from 5pm-9pm at Bison Creek Pizza located at 630 SW 153rd Street (206-244-8825):... [Read more]

How You Can Help Fire Victims, Phase 2

How You Can Help Fire Victims, Phase 2

The wagons are circled, and what we’re christening as the B-Good In B-Town movement has begun, with several new fundraisers schedule and folks accepting donations to help the victims of last weekend’s... [Read more]

How You Can Help Burien Fire Victims, Phase 1

How You Can Help Burien Fire Victims, Phase 1

UPDATE 2:30pm 6/30/08: The tragic apartment fire that killed three early Sunday has been determined as being arson and a $10,000 reward has been set for information leading to an arrest. Lots of generous... [Read more]

UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Fatal Apartment Fire

UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Fatal Apartment Fire

Teams from the King County Fire Investigation Unit are scheduled to return this morning to the site of Sunday morning’s fatal fire that killed three, injured six and left over 30 homeless. Fire investigators... [Read more]