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Will Seattle’s Summer Be Smoky Again?

Will we be smoked out in Seattle again this summer? Many factors make it seem very likely.

Crane Fire Demonstrates Need For Safety Precautions Around Power Lines

A fire at a West Seattle construction site this morning shows how important it is to be safe around power lines. A crane operator was hoisting trusses for a building when part of the machinery came into contact with a power line. The surge of electricity started a fire that eventually engulfed the crane’s cab. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Power Restored After Fire at Broad Street Substation

Power has been restored to about 325 customers, including the Seattle Center, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project and the Monorail, that were affected by an outage caused when a fire broke out in Seattle City Light’s Broad Street Substation at 319 6th Ave. N.

UPDATE: Fire Risk Forces Seattle City Light to Cut Power in SODO

Seattle City Light crews cut power to about 60 customers in SODO about 7:30 p.m. Thursday after an inspection found a fire risk in privately owned electrical equipment that was damaged by a vehicle on Tuesday.

Fire Risk Forces City Light to Cut Power in SODO

Inspectors determined this afternoon that damage from a Tuesday vehicle crash on First Avenue was causing an imminent threat of fire, so Seattle City Light cut power to the surrounding area.