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(SEATTLE) – One year ago this week, Public Health-Seattle & King County identified the first known cases and death of COVID-19 in King County. Shortly after, cases began to surge across the region and state, and a regional effort to flatten the curve was implemented. As we enter year two of the pandemic, we want […]

The Seattle Fire Department responded to two home fires this week that involved overloaded power sources and caused significant property damage. Overloaded outlets and the misuse of extension cords are common electrical issues that can cause a home fire. Extension cords are designed to provide a temporary power source and should be unplugged when not […]

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to the 2700 Blk. of E. Cherry St. on Feb. 24 for a report of flames coming from an underground electrical vault, visible on the sidewalk. When crews arrived on scene, they confirmed that natural gas had ignited above an underground electrical vault, and that an electrical vault across the street […]