Fire in vacant house on Holman early this AM

Just before 4 a.m., Seattle Fire responded to a fire in an abandoned house at 10148 Holman Rd., near the intersection with 3rd Ave.

A short time later, the blaze was under control. There are no injuries, and investigators are looking into the cause.

13 comments on “Fire in vacant house on Holman early this AM”

  1. > See upcoming events in our Ballard calendar <

  2. @Truth
    And here we get a little insight into Truth’s skewed worldview. Yeah, sure, in a city RUN by developers somebody is going to risk prison time to burn down a house.*

    *sarcasm note for the soyboy readers*

    Ever heard of Occam’s Razor, Truth? In Seattle we have Occam’s Crack Pipe.

  3. @Sockpuppet: How about the fact that a significant number, if not a majority, of these houses that mysteriously burn down were slated for demolition and development. Couple that with the fact that getting a demo permit in Seattle is a long process. How many of these mysterious fires ever get solved?

    Zany? Yes. Does it pass the Occulm’s Razor test? Meh. You sir, however, are definitely not one that subscribes to Occulm’s Razor…have you actually ever read one of your many mentally deranged postings?

    But hey, what do I know, I’m your invented, alt-right scapegoat: one of those dastardly “soy boys”! I could go for some edemame…

  4. @ Truth,

    My coworkers & I have been in quite a few of the vacant, slated-for-demolition houses/apartments/commercial buildings. Bedding, needles, feces, food, and miscellaneous personal (not the original owners’) possessions litter the places. The “mystery” of these places burning, often repeatedly, lies squarely on the shoulders, or needles, of the illegal squatters.

  5. @LTFD: So that, coupled with the fact that most (if not all) of these “to be demoed” vacant homes are failing inspections, means that the City needs to start imposing harsher penalties of these vacant home owners. Start delaying or cancelling demolition permits plus imposing daily fines and I bet this problem goes away over night.

  6. @Truth
    Ahh! And right on cue Truth chimes in with a fast solution involving “fines and fees” against homeowners who are victims of the SPD and CC’s virtual stand down/non enforcement policy against squatting and urban camping.
    The owners should sue the city and idiots like St Luke’s.

    Once again, Truth has the bass-ackwards take of the day.

    5/5 Stars!

  7. And once again Sockpuppet pops in with his mentally deranged comment that adds nothing to the conversation and usually derides actual solutions in an attempt to deflect from his own shortcomings. Why should owners of vacant properties take any responsibility into their own hands and secure their property? It’s CLEARLY the City’s fault…but also the City should also not be able to enforce anything. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Ironically, if we were to actually apply whatever bit of actually policy comes through in his tiny-handed comments, our society would be wallowing in homeless people while complaining about the problem on neighborhood blogs 24/7.

    ★★★★☆ would make fun of tiny hands again

  8. @Truth
    Here let me make this simple, so even you can understand:
    The city caters to, and thus attracts, the the junkie hobos. Then – and here’s the best part – the city does not enforce laws due to either a)unwillingness, b)lack of resources, c)interference from activists like Sawant/O’Brien and Dunning Kruger afflicted citizens such as yourself.

    We are “wallowing in homeless people”, and on top of that we’re all getting taxed/rent raised to fund the “homeless crisis” the city created. Maybe the cat dander is affecting your sense of causality and/or prevents you from traveling. Sane, clean cities don’t allow lunatics to crap and panhandle everywhere and gouge their citizens to pay for the damage and babysitting. Pathetic.

  9. OK, I’ll dumb myself to your level and digest your comment:

    “The city caters to, and thus attracts, the the junkie hobos.”

    I’d like to see your source on that. Also, you got a nice pot shot in on Sawant and O’Brien, give yourself a pat on the back.

    “Sane, clean cities don’t allow lunatics to crap and panhandle everywhere…”

    You clearly need to get out of your basement and go visit other cities. This is a nationwide problem, with no desire to fix it and laws are actually being passed that hurt the situation (Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 anyone?).

    Glad we had this talk! XOXOXO

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