Thursday night in the city has been very interesting so far with a report of a utility pole poster fire on Pine near Broadway and a strange incident involving the destruction of several Barbie dolls on Boren Ave.
Thanks to Twitter user @kydinseattle for the fantastically weird picture of the near the newly moved-in Blick Art store. According to the 911 logs, one unit was dispatched to the scene around 7:13 PM. We’ll follow up with the fire department and SPD to see if there’s any more to the story. Last fall, CHS reported on a string of poster fires in the Pike/Pine area including a very similar incident at Pine and 11th in late September. A few weeks later in October, police were looking for a man and a woman who were seen starting another pole fire at 10th and Pike. A week after that, somebody started a fire that burned flyers on a bulletin board in the lobby of the Odd Fellows building. CHS is not aware of any arrests related to those incidents.
Meanwhile, over on First Hill, neighbor Brucesends in t :
So I don’t know if this is news, but around 6pm Barbies came raining down from the building located at 1400 Boren Ave. One was thrown as I was taking these pics. About 12 littered Boren street with traffic crunching them in to different body parts. The Weirdness of the area around Boren and Union continues.
Of course this is news, Bruce.
UPDATE: Seattle Fired Department spokesperson Dana Vander Houwen tells CHS that arson investigators were not called to the scene of the Pine utility pole fire. We’ll see what more we can find out about any concerns authorities might have about this and the previous fires.