A large fire broke out at a Somali grocery store in Tukwila on Friday morning and escalated to a second alarm, meaning about 40 firefighters were on the scene, before it was extinguished.
When firefighters arrived, they found a fire on the first and second floors of Sophiya Halal Mini Market located near Tukwila International Boulevard and South 146th Street. Nobody was in the building when firefighters arrived, Puget Sound Fire Public Information Officer Division Chief Pat Pawlak said. However, one person escaped the building before crews arrived. That individual suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. According to Puget Sound Fire, the blaze appears to have started on the exterior at the back of the building.
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VIDEO: Soon, Fire Station 5 in Eagle Ridge is going to be under construction, and thanks to new AI technology “Darkhorse,” the public won’t notice a difference.
“Station 5 with our concrete, that company is going to be relocated temporarily. We can model exactly what the outcome of that move will be,” said Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.
That outcome is calculated by data from the fire department that goes back years. Darkhorse AI allows the fire department to see those potential outcomes, before making any final decisions.
“We're able to advance the knowledge that we learn on a daily basis into future decisions on deployment,” Schaeffer said. When you look at a map of the city, the fire station downtown is green, which means most incidents they respond to are well-staffed, and performance is high.
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VIDEO/PHOTOS: People living in two RVs in Seattle's SODO neighborhood escaped serious injury when a fire broke out Friday afternoon.
The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) responded to an encampment fire at the intersection of 6th Ave South and South Stacey Street around 2:45 p.m.
“I immediately ran down and yelled because I saw people scrambling. We were yelling that there was a propane tank," said Julian Peterson, a witness who lives in an RV near where the fire occurred.
The fire spread between two RVs in the encampment, but firefighters were able to douse the flames within a few minutes. Fire investigators were seen documenting the scene for several hours. While the cause of the fire has not been determined, people in the area believed either a cooking or warming fire was likely to blame.
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