Transient cooking fire causes fire under bridge

Seattle Fire investigators have determined that Wednesday’s late-night fire under the south end of the Ballard Bridge was caused by a transient cooking fire.

Firefighters were called out just before 11:30 p.m. after a report of smoke coming from underneath the bridge. When crews arrived on scene, they found a fire underneath the bridge in a storage yard. Four small boats, a truck and wooden pallets were destroyed before the fire was extinguished about 20 minutes later. Because of the location of the fire, the bridge sustained soot and fire damage. According to Seattle Fire, Seattle Department of Transportation inspectors have inspected the integrity of the structure.

Investigators have ruled the fire as accidental and damage is estimated at $100,000.

Last night Major fire burns under Ballard Bridge

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Hobo
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Hobo

‘Twas quite a fire in the Bum Jungle!

Have name
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Have name

Wow, shocker there.

NW
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NW

Shame. Would have been quite the feast. I would like my rat well done, please.

Me
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Me

It’s all fun and games ’till it’s your property that is destroyed from these trespassing vagrants.

Boardbrown
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Boardbrown

Good luck collecting that 100G’s!

Hopefully there was adequate insurance.

sonshi
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sonshi

Well there’s another $100,000 put on the backs of taxpayers and premium payers in our state.
Still feel like you owe that hobo some spare change?

seattlite
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seattlite

$100,000? oh boy, it’s going to be a lot more than that. half of that will be fixing our bridge.

as for damaged property, you forgot the mention of 2 ramblers, 2 snowmobiles, 1 of the boats having a sexy corvette engine, and a whole lot of trash next to those pallets.

JM98107
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JM98107

Did he have a camping permit?

Larry
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Larry

I know, let’s support a not-for-profit that wants to build a 7 story building in Ballard so homeless people could live inside and not accidently light the neighborhood on fire when trying to cook some vittles under a crappy neglected bridge crammed full of some pack-rats crap?

kim
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kim

hope they didn’t wake up and send the arson investigator out for that one.

NWCitizen
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NWCitizen

It’s called delayed maintenance. When you neglect to repair what is broken, it will usually cost more in the long run.

kim
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kim

nice pc twist.

Ballard Welcomes its new Hobo Overlords
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Ballard Welcomes its new Hobo Overlords

” When you neglect to repair what is broken, it will usually cost more in the long run.”

Really, I keep hearing that, while state/county/city spending goes up I’ve yet to see any savings on my taxes. How high do my taxes have to go until I see these mythical savings?

Lathum
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Lathum

The only less surprising but if news I’ve heard the last two months is that Ricky Martin is gay.

Jon
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Jon

Okay, I’ve had enough. This town needs a Batman that just goes around and beats up bums.

You’re all out of that one? Just give me…the “Bum Fights” kids.

AnotherLiberalMoron
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AnotherLiberalMoron

Don’t worry bums, the citizens of Seattle and Ballard still love you. Remember, you are the victims!

eric
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eric

yeah this is getting a bit extreme. its all fun and games until these idiots start a major, expensive fire.

yep, that new compass center sounds better everyday.

FORMER_BUSHWAH_PROFFESSIONAL
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FORMER_BUSHWAH_PROFFESSIONAL

Seems to me that it’s
more eviidence that Ballard should stop scapegoating the less fortunate being slandered wholesale here and support an safe environment for the misfortunate wob-lottery loosers whom can’t bunk at the ritz such as “m’cginnvilles,née Reagan_bushvilles with basic civic services!!
What about an tax on yuppie preppy neo kkapitalists moveing in to Ballard to support those displaced by hyperinflated rents??
Nah too logical…

Lathum
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Lathum

yeah, it’s perfectly logical to tax hard working people who financially support the community by going to its restaurants, markets, etc…so that the drunk bum population can get hand outs.

FORMER_BUSHWAH_PROFFESSIONAL
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FORMER_BUSHWAH_PROFFESSIONAL

FUNNY you call the displaced lumpen proletarians “bums”.
Yet the YUPPY PUPPIES are hardly even cultural creatives,more like trustafarian brahmins who inherit mandarin caste without actually achieveing any thing except winning the womb lottery.
Arrogance is obvious when trust fund haute burgeoise sit at starbucks with their krApple iphoneys/lappies for hours blabbing/texting about their sordid slumming last night,often without an token latte on their table in olde Ballard ex right-o-way/sidewalk. …

Shame
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Shame

Too bad a bunch or transient RV’s did get burned up.

ballardissmallilikeanonymity
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ballardissmallilikeanonymity

>>It’s called delayed maintenance.
>>When you neglect to repair what is broken,
>>it will usually cost more in the long run.
>
>Really, I keep hearing that, while state/county/city
>spending goes up I’ve yet to see any savings
>on my taxes.

Okay, straw man. Your taxes have NOT been going to pay for adequate mental health services or other interventions. What we have been doing IS delayed maintenance. And that approach IS indeed getting expensive (taxes rising to maintain the same services).

So you’ve basically proven the point you were trying to refute.

Andy Sapuntzakis
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Andy Sapuntzakis

So I realize ripping on homeless slackers is great sport, but … why are flammable items being stored under public infrastructure?

BallardDINK
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BallardDINK

FORMER_BUSHWAH_PROFFESSIONAL , you are the definition of raving hippy delusion. Please keep posting your hilarious rants!

Fire Damage Restoration
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