burien/normandy park fire department Section

Lawsuit against contractor now likely over needed repairs to new Fire Station

Lawsuit against contractor now likely over needed repairs to new Fire Station

Almost two years after its completion, Burien’s brand new Fire Station still sits empty due to construction problems. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Burien Fire Chief Mike Marrs. by Ralph Nichols The clock... [Read more]

Open House for new Normandy Park Fire Station #29 will be Saturday, May 31

Open House for new Normandy Park Fire Station #29 will be Saturday, May 31

An Open House for new Fire Station #29 – located at 135 South Normandy Road in Normandy Park – will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. “See the design and tour your new neighborhood... [Read more]

Fire near Hilltop Elementary School causes kids to be called inside Wednesday

Fire near Hilltop Elementary School causes kids to be called inside Wednesday

A teacher at Burien’s Hilltop Elementary School told us that a fire near the school – in the 12000 block of 24th Ave South – was bad enough that children had to be called inside from recess due... [Read more]

UPDATE: House fire breaks out in Gregory Heights Sunday

UPDATE: House fire breaks out in Gregory Heights Sunday

A house fire broke out in the 800 block of SW 160th Street in the Gregory Heights neighborhood of Burien around Noon Sunday (Feb. 9)…

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Recently, many Readers have been inquiring about why the newly-constructed Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station #28, located at 900 SW 146th Street, sits empty a year after being completed…

A tale of two new Fire Stations – one about to open, the other still delayed

A tale of two new Fire Stations – one about to open, the other still delayed

A tale of two fire stations is playing out in Burien and Normandy Park. One new station serving King County Fire District No. 2 is expected to become operational today (Monday, Nov. 4)…

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ at the Burien Fire Station will be Saturday, Sept. 7

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ at the Burien Fire Station will be Saturday, Sept. 7

The Burien / Normandy Park Fire Department will be hosting their annual ‘Kids’ Day’ open-house event from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7th, and all are invited! During the event,... [Read more]

‘Serious Contractual Dispute’ over Fire Station construction delaying opening

‘Serious Contractual Dispute’ over Fire Station construction delaying opening

by Ralph Nichols Construction of the new headquarters station for the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department – King County Fire District No. 2 – got underway in late summer 2011. Completion and occupancy... [Read more]

New Fire Station Headquarters Needs Glitches Fixed Before Firefighters Move In

New Fire Station Headquarters Needs Glitches Fixed Before Firefighters Move In

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer To local residents who drive by the brand new headquarters station of King County Fire District No. 2, it looks ready for engines and aid cars, firefighters... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Seeking Donations for Needy Families

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Seeking Donations for Needy Families

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department is seeking donations to help local families in need this holiday season, and they’ve got several Christmas Outreach Drop-off locations. Donations of food... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s Kids’ Day

PHOTOS: Scenes from Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s Kids’ Day

On Saturday (Sept. 8), the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department held its annual Kids’ Day, and Brienna McWade was there to take the following photos, which she has graciously shared with us: #gallery-2... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 8

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 8

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s annual Kids’ Day will be Saturday Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fire station on 8th Ave SW and SW 151st Street. “Come join us... [Read more]

Ground Broken for Second Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

Ground Broken for Second Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

Ground was broken for a new fire station for the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department in the Manhattan area June 28. Participating in the event were King County Fire District No. 2 commissioners, Fire Chief Mike Marrs…

Woman Found Dead after RV Burns in Normandy Park Tuesday Morning

Woman Found Dead after RV Burns in Normandy Park Tuesday Morning

A woman was found dead in a fire that destroyed an RV in Normandy Park Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m. A 22-foot RV was found fully engulfed in the 1900 block of SW 170th…

PHOTO: Major House Fire In Normandy Park Friday Night

PHOTO: Major House Fire In Normandy Park Friday Night

A large, two story home caught fire in the 1400 block of SW Miller Creek Road in Normandy Park late Friday night (Jan. 20), and was extinguished around 3:15 a.m. by the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer King County Fire District 2 Commissioners, Chief Mike Marrs, firefighters with the Burien/Normandy Park Department, and local officials broke ground Wednesday... [Read more]

UPDATE: Tuesday Fire Displaces Six; Red Cross Providing Assistance

UPDATE: Tuesday Fire Displaces Six; Red Cross Providing Assistance

UPDATE 7/12/11 1:30 p.m.: We just received word that six people have been displaced by a residential fire, which occurred at 13049 First Ave South on Tuesday afternoon around Noon (we first learned of... [Read more]

Fire Breaks Out On Boat Off Three Tree Point On First Day Of Summer

Fire Breaks Out On Boat Off Three Tree Point On First Day Of Summer

On a lovely, sunny and clear first day of summer 2011 (Tuesday, June 21), a local Three Tree Point resident decided to take his boat out on the sound. Sounds good, huh? Well, all was well and good until... [Read more]

Design Permits, Call For Bids For New Fire Station HQ Coming Soon

Design Permits, Call For Bids For New Fire Station HQ Coming Soon

by Ralph Nichols Applications for permits for the new Burien/Normandy Park headquarters station are expected to go to city planners for review by late next week. Fire Chief Mike Marrs told The B-Town Blog... [Read more]

Historic Burien Cabin Burns Down; Was Malfunctioning Fire Hydrant To Blame?

Historic Burien Cabin Burns Down; Was Malfunctioning Fire Hydrant To Blame?

Tuesday night (Nov. 9), around 8:30pm, an old cedar cabin located on the north end of Maplewild Ave SW in Burien, burned to the ground. Part of the reason it was a total loss may be because after initially... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 18th

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 18th

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department will be hosting “Kids’ Day,” their annual open-house event on Saturday, Sept. 18th, from 10am – 3pm. In addition to a full day of FREE, fun... [Read more]

Public Invited To Comment On New Fire Station Headquaters Tuesday

Public Invited To Comment On New Fire Station Headquaters Tuesday

Future neighbors of a new headquarters fire station in Burien are invited to voice their their ideas, concerns and other comments at a meeting of the King County Fire District No. 2 commission at 5 p.m.... [Read more]

Spaghetti Feed & Dance Raises Over $2,600 For Local Firefighters

Spaghetti Feed & Dance Raises Over $2,600 For Local Firefighters

On April 3rd, a band called The Rhythm Katz held a Spaghetti Feed & Dance fundraiser for the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department, and we’re happy to report that the event raised over $2,600! According... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From "Retirement Party" For Burien's Arson-Sniffing Dog

PHOTOS: Scenes From "Retirement Party" For Burien's Arson-Sniffing Dog

They say that “every dog has his day” – if so, then Thursday (April 15) was definitely that “day” for Reicher, an accelerant-sniffing black labrador who was honored with... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Chief Marrs Takes Over As N. Highline Fire Chief

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Chief Marrs Takes Over As N. Highline Fire Chief

by Ralph Nichols An emergency services contract between the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department and the North Highline Fire Department was signed by an April 1 deadline, Fire Chief Mike Marrs reported... [Read more]

Spaghetti Feed & Dance For Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Is 4/3

Spaghetti Feed & Dance For Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Is 4/3

A northwest band called The Rhythm Katz is holding a fundraiser for the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department at the Burien Eagles Club on Saturday, April 3rd, beginning at 6pm. Here are the details: WHAT:... [Read more]