Firefighters knock down apartment fire on 24th

10 a.m. An unattended candle was to blame for this morning’s apartment fire, according to investigators. The Red Cross responded to assist three women who lived there. The estimated loss is $120,000 to the structure and $50,000 to the contents inside.

4:15 a.m. Just before 4 a.m., firefighters responded to 6746 24th Ave. NW for a report of a building fire. When they arrived, they saw flames visible from an apartment building.

A few minutes later, the blaze was under control. There’s no report of any injuries.

Six engines and four ladder trucks responded to the blaze. A fire investigator will be looking into the cause. We’ll update with any new information.

(Photo from JL posted in the My Ballard Facebook Group.)

9 comments on “Firefighters knock down apartment fire on 24th”

  1. We live at 15th and Market and have never heard more sirens than we did tonight. First the gas leak, now this!

  2. Overboard? Firefighters are salaried workers, they don’t get overtime. If they didn’t show up at a fire, you’d call them lazy for collecting a paycheck and doing nothing.

    A reported fire in an apartment building does bring an overabundance of people and equipment. Should they just send one guy with a fire extinguisher and let him call in more people if he feels he can’t handle it?

  3. Firefighters get OT when they work extra shifts. The crews who responded to this morning’s fire were all on shift and not called in specifically for the response.

  4. Shawn is a well known troll on this site.

    Firefighters receive a bonus for each fire they have to travel to, which is a not so subtle moral hazard.

  5. Shut up Shawn, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Go to your room

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