Fire Section

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]

BREAKING: Large apartment fire near 114th & 1st Ave South Tuesday morning

BREAKING: Large apartment fire near 114th & 1st Ave South Tuesday morning

A large apartment fire is burning in the 11400 block of 1st Ave South on Tuesday morning (March 31), according to Capt. Bryan Howard of the Burien Police Department. Police are helping with traffic control... [Read more]

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

On Thursday, March 19, the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be conducting live fire training at a house located 10635 4th Ave SW in unincorporated White Center between the hours of 7 a.m.... [Read more]

Apartment fire closes S. 156th Street near Highline High School Friday

Apartment fire closes S. 156th Street near Highline High School Friday

An apartment fire near Highline High School has closed S. 156th Street in Burien, except for school traffic, according to sources…

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

A propane explosion in Burien Tuesday night (Jan. 20) around 5:45 p.m. sent a man to the hospital with burns over 40-50 percent of his body, according to Bill Harm from the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department. Harm... [Read more]

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence at ‘Fire Watch Party’ Wed.

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence at ‘Fire Watch Party’ Wed.

Join Burien Actors Theatre for a party to celebrate BAT’s re-emergence from the Dec. 10, 2013 fire at the theater (read our previous coverage here) – and thank those who put out the flames and helped... [Read more]

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence with ‘Fire Watch Party’ Dec. 10

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence with ‘Fire Watch Party’ Dec. 10

Join Burien Actors Theatre for a party to celebrate BAT’s re-emergence from the Dec. 10, 2013 fire at the theater (read our previous coverage here) – and thank those who put out the flames and helped... [Read more]

Burien Boy Scout Peter Grotz acts fast, helps put out condo fire Sunday

Burien Boy Scout Peter Grotz acts fast, helps put out condo fire Sunday

Peter Grotz, a 15-year old member of local Boy Scout Troop #375, was riding in his father’s car near the Seahurst Post Office on Sunday afternoon…

PHOTO: Dumpster fire at Burien apartment complex Thursday afternoon

PHOTO: Dumpster fire at Burien apartment complex Thursday afternoon

Joseph Gomez sent out the following Tweets about a dumpster fire near 4th Ave S. at the WoodCreek Woodcrest Apartments in Burien Thursday afternoon (June 5): @btownblog correction: fire was off of 4th... [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]

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]