Fire Section

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]

Sunday house fire displaces several cats in Gregory Heights neighborhood

Sunday house fire displaces several cats in Gregory Heights neighborhood

BTB Reader Marilyn wants everyone to know that on Sunday (Feb. 9), there was a house fire at 160th SW and SW 8th in Burien’s Gregory Heights neighborhood, displacing several cats…

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)…

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it has issued a contract to Belfor Property Restoration for repairs to the fire-damaged Annex Auditorium…

Burien Actors Theatre needs $10,000 to pay for space for ‘Noises Off’

Burien Actors Theatre needs $10,000 to pay for space for ‘Noises Off’

Burien Actors Theatre announced Tuesday (Jan. 28) that their next production, which runs Feb. 21 through March 23 – “Noises Off” – is ON, but they still need to raise $10,000 to pay for a location…

Help a family whose White Center area home was destroyed by fire

Help a family whose White Center area home was destroyed by fire

Sunday morning (Jan. 26) around 7:15 a.m., Eileen Riddle was awakened by some loud popping noises in her home near White Center. As she left her bedroom to investigate, she found her garage engulfed in flames…

Fundraiser for Burien Actors Theatre will be this Friday at Black Zia Cantina

Fundraiser for Burien Actors Theatre will be this Friday at Black Zia Cantina

The folks at one of Burien’s newest food and beverage establishments, Black Zia Cantina, will be hosting a raffle fundraiser for Burien Actors Theatre this Friday, Jan. 10, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. An... [Read more]

Read about ‘The Miracle on 153rd Street’

Read about ‘The Miracle on 153rd Street’

There was a fire at BAT’s home of 34 years (read our extensive coverage here). It is up to the Burien City Council, BAT’s landlord, to decide whether to rebuild the theater space or not. But this... [Read more]

REMINDER: Up to $10,000 reward being offered for tips in Burien Annex arson fire

REMINDER: Up to $10,000 reward being offered for tips in Burien Annex arson fire

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved with the Dec. 10 fire at the Burien Annex…

Hi-Liners find new home after arson damages their Burien Annex stage

Hi-Liners find new home after arson damages their Burien Annex stage

The Hi-Liners – like Burien Actors Theatre – were victims of last Tuesday’s arson at the Burien Annex, but “the show must go on,” and the group will be performing “Bye Bye... [Read more]

There’s ‘Hope’ – Burien Actors Theatre to perform in Highline Historical space

There’s ‘Hope’ – Burien Actors Theatre to perform in Highline Historical space

Our friends at Burien Actors Theatre, hit hard by Tuesday’s arson fire at the Burien Annex (read our extensive coverage here), announced via social media Thursday morning that they have located... [Read more]

Here’s how YOU can help Burien Actors Theatre, a victim of Tuesday’s arson

Here’s how YOU can help Burien Actors Theatre, a victim of Tuesday’s arson

Our friends at Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) – as well as the Hi-Liners (and some other local non-profits) – suffered greatly from an arson fire on Tuesday morning (read our extensive coverage here),... [Read more]

UPDATE: 3-alarm fire that burned Burien Annex Tuesday morning was Arson

UPDATE: 3-alarm fire that burned Burien Annex Tuesday morning was Arson

Photo courtesy Public Information Officer David Nelson. UPDATE: The 3-alarm fire that burned the Burien Annex Tuesday morning (Dec. 10) was intentionally set in or adjacent to an outside porta-potty, according... [Read more]

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)…

Arson melts playground equipment at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus

Arson melts playground equipment at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus

An arson fire melted playground equipment and rubber mats at Burien’s Big Picture High School campus early Tuesday morning (Sept. 10), causing between $3,000 – $5,000 in damages. Here are photos... [Read more]

Aircraft fire response drills to be held at Sea-Tac Airport this week

Aircraft fire response drills to be held at Sea-Tac Airport this week

The Port of Seattle Fire Department announced that it will be conducting aircraft fire response exercises this week as part of regularly scheduled training on a runway closed due to construction. Two exercises... [Read more]

Fire at Des Moines Marina injures two, burns a dozen boats

Fire at Des Moines Marina injures two, burns a dozen boats

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: A huge fire struck the J-dock of the Des Moines Marina Sunday night (June 23), injuring two people and burning at least a dozen boats. The fire was reported around... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The Up from the Ashes Fundraiser was a Huge Success…’

LETTER: ‘The Up from the Ashes Fundraiser was a Huge Success…’

Dear B Town Blog, The Up from the Ashes fundraiser was a huge success. The way the community stepped right up to help these folks was very, very inspiring. Burien has a fantastic business community, as... [Read more]

Our ‘Up from the Ashes’ Fundraiser Raised Over $6,500 for Fire Victims!

Our ‘Up from the Ashes’ Fundraiser Raised Over $6,500 for Fire Victims!

Our “Up from the Ashes” fundraiser for the victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire raised over $6,500 – and we’re still counting donations – Saturday night (Feb. 16) at Bison... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Up from the Ashes,’ our Fire Victims Fundraiser, is Saturday Night

REMINDER: ‘Up from the Ashes,’ our Fire Victims Fundraiser, is Saturday Night

REMINDER: The B-Town Blog, in association with Surgz Promotions, is sponsoring “Up from the Ashes,” a fundraiser for victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire, this Saturday night, Feb.... [Read more]

LETTER: Hazel Valley School Principal Thanks Fire Victim Donors

LETTER: Hazel Valley School Principal Thanks Fire Victim Donors

On Monday, January 28, 2012, a tragedy occurred for 12 of our Hazel Valley families. A three-alarm fire broke out in their apartment destroying most if not all of their possessions. Out of this horrific... [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]

VIDEO: Amazing Footage of Last Monday’s Devastating Apartment Fire

VIDEO: Amazing Footage of Last Monday’s Devastating Apartment Fire

We just found some amazing footage – shot by RJ Grissom before firefighters had shown up – that really shows the intensity of last Monday’s devastating (yet thankfully non-fatal) fire at the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Up from the Ashes,’ our Fire Victims Fundraiser, is Feb. 16

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Up from the Ashes,’ our Fire Victims Fundraiser, is Feb. 16

The B-Town Blog, in association with Surgz Promotions, will be sponsoring “Up from the Ashes,” a fundraiser for victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire, on Saturday night, Feb. 16 at... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Reaching Out to Help Victims of Monday’s Fire

Highline Schools Foundation Reaching Out to Help Victims of Monday’s Fire

Our friends at the Highline Schools Foundation are trying to help some of the victims from Monday’s Tra-Lee apartment fire – many of whom are students at Highline Public Schools – and posted... [Read more]

Burien Fire Victim ‘Knew Something Was Wrong’ at her Apartment Monday

Burien Fire Victim ‘Knew Something Was Wrong’ at her Apartment Monday

by Davy Desmond While there were no injuries or deaths, Monday’s devastating 3-alarm fire displaced 88 people from the Tra-Lee Apartments in Burien – and one of those, a new resident named Mariella... [Read more]