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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]

House fire leaves Burien family homeless; here’s how YOU can help them

House fire leaves Burien family homeless; here’s how YOU can help them

A house fire in Burien on Tuesday (July 28) has left a Burien family homeless, and they’re in need of help. The blaze seriously damaged the interior of a home in the 12900 block of 1st Ave... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

PHOTOS: Can you identify this arson suspect? Police seeking public’s help

The Burien Police Department is asking all residents: “Can you identify this arson suspect?” Police say this suspect is wanted for questioning in an arson that occurred at Salmon Creek Park... [Read more]

Driver rams into gas pump at AM-PM Market on SW 136th, causing fire

Driver rams into gas pump at AM-PM Market on SW 136th, causing fire

This post was updated with new information on July 6, 2015: A female driver accidentally rammed her car into a gas pump at the AM-PM Market on SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW on Saturday afternoon (July... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Fireworks turn tree into large roman candle in Burien on the 4th

PHOTOS: Fireworks turn tree into large roman candle in Burien on the 4th

The Burien Police Department posted the following photos on their Facebook page, showing a fire that started in some bushes and quick engulfed a tree near a home at SW 128th and 4th Ave SW: Photos... [Read more]

State Fire Marshal offers advice on disposal of unused and used Fireworks

State Fire Marshal offers advice on disposal of unused and used Fireworks

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds residents that used fireworks can leave behind a great deal of debris. “If you blow it up, clean it up,” Duffy said. Proper cleanup of firework debris can... [Read more]

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits. “Hot, dry temperatures... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern So I come in for work today (Tuesday, March 31) and before I can even put my purse down Scott asks frantically “Didn’t you get... [Read more]