Still tracking down details on this but wanted to get the word out on sirens you might have heard earlier this afternoon — several emergency units were dispatched to a fire in a single family residence at 12th Ave E and Republican around 3:36 PM. The call was closed down by just after 4:00 PM, about 20 minutes after the big Ladder 10 unit showed up. Will update when I hear back from Seattle Fire Department.
UPDATE: SFD spokesperson Dana Vander Houwen said the fire broke out on the back deck of the home and was quickly extinguished, indeed — by the residents of the home. No significant damage, no injuries, just flames and smoke and, one can assume, a toasted hibachi, though Dana couldn’t confirm the b-b-q angle for me.