Fire Section

Smoke visible in Burien from large apartment fire in SeaTac Friday afternoon

Smoke visible in Burien from large apartment fire in SeaTac Friday afternoon

If you’re wondering what the large plumes of smoke to the east of Burien are, it’s from a 3-alarm fire at the Carriage House Apartment complex at 3602 S. 180th Street in SeaTac Friday afternoon,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing what may be the last of our smoky sunsets, as well as some other views from around Burien. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency seems to agree: “For... [Read more]

Elderly man rescued from large fire in Burien early Wednesday morning

Elderly man rescued from large fire in Burien early Wednesday morning

Photos courtesy Tatyana Kozodoy An 87-year old man was rescued from a fire early Wednesday morning (Sept. 6), which destroyed a 3-car garage in Burien before spreading to a nearby home. Units from North... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), you most likely noticed some very small white or gray stuff falling from the sky, covering your car and other outdoor items, as well as perhaps making you look like you had a major... [Read more]

Fireworks to blame for blaze at Ola Salon Tuesday night

Fireworks to blame for blaze at Ola Salon Tuesday night

Fireworks are to blame for a fire that burned part of a hedge Tuesday night (July 4) next to Ola Salon, located at 1835 SW 152nd Street in Burien (map below). There was no damage to the building, nor... [Read more]

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Police, fire department respond to burning van in Burien

Photos courtesy Erin Mischel The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department, responded to a vehicle fire near 1st Ave South and SW/S. 124th Street in Burien... [Read more]

Fire hits Absolute German Auto Wrecking Wednesday afternoon

Fire hits Absolute German Auto Wrecking Wednesday afternoon

On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 9), a fire broke out at Absolute German Auto Wrecking, located at 9510 14th Ave South in the Boulevard Park/South Park area just north of Burien city limits. A large plume... [Read more]

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning (Nov. 3) they responded to a report of a fire and possible hate crime in Burien. An explosion and fire happened... [Read more]

Kids’ Day at new Burien Fire Station will be Saturday, Sept. 10

Kids’ Day at new Burien Fire Station will be Saturday, Sept. 10

KIDS’ DAY AT THE NEW FIRE STATION SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m 900 SW 146th St. Burien The Burien / Normandy Park Fire Department will be hosting their annual open-house event on Saturday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman critical after colliding with bus; Pokémon Go, weather & more

PODCAST: Woman critical after colliding with bus; Pokémon Go, weather & more

Here’s episode #65 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fire destroys new home; Jack Mayne commentary, more…

PODCAST: Fire destroys new home; Jack Mayne commentary, more…

Here’s episode #63 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #62 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

House fire breaks out east of Highline High School

House fire breaks out east of Highline High School

Photos courtesy Laurie Fuller‎. Photo courtesy Daniel Madril Jr. A house fire broke out in the 500 block of S. 152nd Street (map below) Friday afternoon (July 29), just east of Highline High School. The... [Read more]

Multi-alarm fire hits Public Storage facility in Burien Thursday morning

Multi-alarm fire hits Public Storage facility in Burien Thursday morning

A multi-alarm commercial fire hit a Public Storage facility in Burien Thursday morning, July 28. The blaze struck a single unit at a facility located at 17800 Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) at around... [Read more]

PSA: ‘Hey cig smoker – remember, only YOU can prevent Mulch Fires!’

PSA: ‘Hey cig smoker – remember, only YOU can prevent Mulch Fires!’

And now, a PSA from Smokey the B-Town Bear:  Read More →

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer It was a long time coming, but with the Burien/Normandy Park headquarters fire station finally operational, local residents will soon get a close-up look... [Read more]

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

A fire that started in the kitchen of a house near SW 134th and 2nd Ave SW in Burien early Friday morning (April 22) sent an occupant to Harborview Medical Center with “significant” injuries... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Huge 3-alarm fire burns apartment complex in SeaTac early Saturday

Huge 3-alarm fire burns apartment complex in SeaTac early Saturday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: Photo courtesy @SkywayFire A 3-alarm fire burned an apartment complex in the 3200 block of S. 192nd Street in SeaTac around 1:20 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 20. Reports... [Read more]

Fire destroys chicken coop in Normandy Park early Tuesday morning

Fire destroys chicken coop in Normandy Park early Tuesday morning

A multi-alarm fire destroyed a chicken coop and shed near SW 170th Street and 21st Ave SW in Normandy Park early Tuesday morning, Feb. 9. Several chickens apparently perished in the blaze, which started... [Read more]

Garage fire near 8th Ave S. & S. 148th Street in Burien Monday morning

Garage fire near 8th Ave S. & S. 148th Street in Burien Monday morning

A garage fire near 8th Ave S. and S. 148th Street (map below) in Burien Monday morning appears to have resulted in the death of two dogs, according to a Tweet sent out by KOMO News. No other injuries were... [Read more]

Small fire at Sylvester Middle School causes school-wide evacuation Monday

Small fire at Sylvester Middle School causes school-wide evacuation Monday

A small fire inside a fan motor caused a school-wide evacuation of Sylvester Middle School on Monday, Oct. 26, according to an email sent out by Highline Public Schools. “The (fan) motor was close... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

Resident Elston Hill took these great sunset photos from Burien on both Saturday (Aug. 1) and Sunday night (Aug. 2). The red sky is caused from a fire on the west side of the Olympic mountains (click... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien family needs help after fire; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Burien family needs help after fire; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s lucky episode #13 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]