Seattle Traffic Cam Captures Two-Alarm Fire

Seattle Traffic Cams - **Volume warning** Audio starts loudly and abruptly at 0:10 with the SFD fire dispatch tones

On January 19th, 2019, Seattle Fire units responded to a reported fire in an office building in the University District of north Seattle. The fire was initially dispatched as a "4RED 2 + 1 + 1", which sends 2 engines, a truck and a chief. The fire was then upgraded to a full response, and later a 2-11. The cause of the fire was accidental, caused by a toaster.

Initial dispatch: Ladder 4, Engines 17 and 22, Battalion 6
Full response: Engines 9, 16 and 38 Ladders 8 and 10 Battalion 4, Safety Chief (SAFT2), Deputy Chief (DEP1), Staff/ICS support (STAF10) Medics 31 and 44 (Medical Supervisor M44), Aid 25 Rehab unit (REHAB1), Fire Marshall (MAR5), Air unit (AIR10)
Second alarm: Engines 2, 18, 25, 40 Ladders 1, 5 Medic 18, Battalion 2, Cascade Air Unit (AIR260), Public Information Officer (PIO)
Video highlights: 1:29 – smoke starts to thicken as Engine 17 arrives on scene 4:55 – numerous SFD units are seen arriving on scene, along with SPD 6:03 – traffic camera operator zooms in and gives us a better look 8:26 – Incident Commander orders a second alarm (2-11)

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