David Rosen
Seattle firefighters came by the dozens to the scene of an electrical fire near Alki on Oct. 23. The fire, in an electrical junction box was quickly put out by a construction crew on the site. There were no injuries.

Electrical box arcs in Alki area home triggering major SFD response.

by David Rosen

The Seattle Fire Department quickly rushed to a fire in a single family residence in the 2300 block of Halleck Ave SW around 1:19pm on Oct 23. It was a massive, "full response" with 14 units on the scene.

Seattle Police was also dispatched to help with traffic control.

The house was vacant and a demolition crew was working there at the time of the fire.

They were all working in the kitchen when they heard a loud humming and popping sound. They came outside only to find out that the electrical box was arcing and blew the electrical box door off and they noticed that the arcing wires were catching the insulation in the wall on fire.

They quickly smashed the box off the wall and cut power to the entire house to stop the fire from spreading.

They snuffed out the small fire before the fire department arrived. Everyone got out safe and there were no injuries.

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