Fire damages Whitman Middle School portable

Firefighters were quick to put out a small fire at Whitman Middle School.

A witness saw smoke just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday and called 911. Firefighters arrived and doused a small fire along the outside of one of the portables.

The witness said he didn’t see anyone nearby, but he showed firefighters some spent fireworks at the top of the stairs, just up from the fire (above). The Battalion Chief gave the man kudos for his quick action, explaining that if it had been another five or ten minutes, the fire would have been much worse. Arson investigators are on the way because they’re especially concerned with educational facilities, the Battalion Chief said.

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cathys
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cathys

I live in Olympic Manor and see and hear kids partying and setting off fireworks in this area, consistently – if you live in the area and see this happening, please call the Seattle Police Department – North Precinct @ 684-0850.
Please don't let them ruin our schools and parks anymore!

OlympicManorResident
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OlympicManorResident

I called the police after fireworks landing on my roof. Sorry to be an old grouch, but my property is much more valuable than your 5 min of fun.

BTown
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BTown

Yeah! I am actually happy that we have such a good neighborhood to look out for this kind of stuff. :D Good catch who-ever called in the smoke! You deserve a Ballard Beer… or some kind of neighborhood honor. :D