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Electrical vault fire in Pike/Pine building – UPDATE

According to the fire department, responding units found the callout was a false alarm triggered by automated sensors in the vault. City Light tells us their electrical equipment is working properly and there might have been a problem with the “customer’s switching gear” at the location. There were no reported electricity outages in the area.

Original report:
No word on service interruption in the area yet, but a fire in the electrical vault at the Richmark Label building at 11th and Pine this morning prompted a 30-minute response from the Seattle Fire Department. We’re checking with SFD and City Light for more details.

8/11/2009 7:13:39 AM    F090076423        A25 AIR9 B5 E10 E5 L1 M10 SAFT2    1110 E Pine St    Vault Fire (Electrical)

Electrical vaults typically house the connections between a building’s electrical system and the city’s power lines. According to their Web site, Richmark is a privately owned manufacturer of labeling products.

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