Tagged with 'Fire'

UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE Jan. 30, 2018: On Monday, Jan. 29, a small fire was intentionally set in the women’s restroom on the first floor of Building 22 at Highline College. As we previously reported, this small fire... [Read more]

Small fire causes evacuation of building at Highline College Monday morning

Small fire causes evacuation of building at Highline College Monday morning

On Monday morning, Jan. 29, Highline College’s Building 22 was evacuated due to a small fire. “Stay away from this area and follow all instructions given by Public Safety officers,”... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue will commemorate 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 11

South King Fire & Rescue will commemorate 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 11

South King Fire & Rescue will be commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies with speakers and a ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, starting at 1 p.m. in Federal Way at Fire Station 64... [Read more]

Three-alarm house fire extinguished in Des Moines

Three-alarm house fire extinguished in Des Moines

South King Fire & Rescue, Puget Sound Fire Regional Authority and Burien/Normandy Park Fire were all onscene to extinguish a three-alarm house fire on Sunday afternoon, June 4, at 1015 S. 202... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue responds to dramatic, fast-moving house fire

South King Fire & Rescue responds to dramatic, fast-moving house fire

A fast-moving fire engulfed a house on 20th Place South near S. 288th Street in Federal Way (map below) on Thursday afternoon, May 25. The house fire was at 75% involvement as South King Fire & Rescue... [Read more]

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; 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]

PHOTOS: 40-foot Cabin Cruiser catches fire at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: 40-foot Cabin Cruiser catches fire at Des Moines Marina

Photos courtesy South King Fire & Rescue A 40-foot wooden cabin cruiser docking at the Des Moines Marina fuel dock experienced a dramatic engine fire Thursday morning, June 30. The boat owner... [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]

South King Fire & Rescue knocks down apartment fire in Des Moines

South King Fire & Rescue knocks down apartment fire in Des Moines

Late Monday night (Feb. 22), South King Fire & Rescue responded to an apartment fire in the 2600 block of S. 226th Street in Des Moines (map below). SKF&R was able to knock the fire down and... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls

People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly... [Read more]

Des Moines resident & house fire victim Frank Wegnzen could use some help

Des Moines resident & house fire victim Frank Wegnzen could use some help

Des Moines resident Frank Wegnzen suffered from a house fire on Thursday, Jan. 7, and friends and neighbors are rallying to help lend a hand. Frank is an elderly gentleman whose home on Marine View... [Read more]

Apartment fire in SeaTac displaces three families Thursday

Apartment fire in SeaTac displaces three families Thursday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: An apartment fire in in the 19200 block of 11th Place South (map below) in SeaTac displaced three families Thursday morning, Nov. 5. No injuries were reported, and... [Read more]

Apartment fire on 18th Ave South in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Apartment fire on 18th Ave South in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that they fought an apartment fire at 23401 18th Ave South in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 21: SKF&R at scene of an apartment fire 23401 18th Ave... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue rescue cat & dog from house fire in Des Moines Monday

South King Fire & Rescue rescue cat & dog from house fire in Des Moines Monday

South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that firefighters lived up to their name Monday (Oct. 12), as they saved both a cat and dog from a house fire in the 24500 block of 27th Ave South in Des Moines. The... [Read more]

South King Fire and Rescue provides fascinating presentations free of charge

South King Fire and Rescue provides fascinating presentations free of charge

Are you a member of a community organization or block watch? Have a scout group or business networking group which you would like to educate?  Did you know that informative, entertaining and lifesaving... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone that as outlined by Des Moines Municipal Code, the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030... [Read more]

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson, Chief of Operations for South King Fire & Rescue, has accepted an offer from Thornton Colorado to be their new Fire Chief, SKF&R announced on Facebook. Gordie will be leaving the... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue’s first of three town hall meetings will be at 6 p.m. TONIGHT – Thursday, Jan. 29 – at Des Moines fire station #67, located at 2238 S 223rd Street. They are conducting... [Read more]

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

A house in the 2000 block of South 232nd Street that “exploded” on Aug. 15 has now been classified as an Arson. The original report was that a man was thrown from the roof of the home while... [Read more]