Posts tagged with Seattle Fire Department Archives - Powerlines

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.

Fatal Contact with High Voltage Line

At 12:20 a.m. a person climbing a Seattle City Light Transmission tower near 3rd Ave. NW and NW Leary Way came in contact with the 120 kilovolt line. Seattle City Light, Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Police all responded to the site after an initial report of a fire.

Electrocution in Fremont

At 12:20 A.M. a person climbing a Seattle City Light Transmission tower near 3rd Ave. NW and NW Leary Way came in contact with the 120 kilovolt line.

City Light Crews to Install New Power Supply for Chinatown-International District

Seattle City Light crews will install a new power supply for the Chinatown-International District, starting tonight at 11 p.m.

Electricity Theft Causes Fire, Injures Two Firefighters

For the second time this week, a case of electricity theft was responsible for a fire in South Seattle, and this time two Seattle Firefighters were shocked by the illegal wiring.

Electricity Theft Costs Us All, Not Worth the Risk

Seattle City Light and the Seattle Fire Department teamed up to produce a video warning of the dangers of power theft.