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911 | SFD quickly knocks down fire as Sunday brunchtime blaze clears Coastal Kitchen

Thanks to Tim Durkan for sharing photos from the scene

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  • Coastal Kitchen fire: Seattle Fire was quick to the rescue and Coastal Kitchen barely skipped a beat in its Sunday brunch service after a noontime fire brought a huge response but did little damage to the 15th Ave E restaurant. SFD was called to the 400 block at straight up noon to the report of light smoke coming from the back of the restaurant. Arriving crews found a fire burning and threatening the building’s roof but the flames were quickly knocked down as patrons from the cleared restaurant looked on from 15th Ave. There were no reported injuries and damage was mostly limited to the exterior of the building. Coastal was reported reopened and serving after about an hour of downtime. Seattle Police closed 15th Ave E to traffic during the response. The Seattle Fire Marshal was called to the scene to investigate and found that “a propane meat smoker located on the exterior back porch” ignited grease in the smoker catch basin and set off the fire. Damage was estimated to be $20,000.

  • Belmont DV stabbing: One person was taken into custody after  domestic violence stabbing reported outside a Belmont Ave apartment building early Monday. Seattle Police and Seattle Fire were called to the 1500 block building just after 1 AM to a report of a male with stab wounds to his side and back. As Seattle Fire rushed the man to Harborview, SPD contacted the female suspect inside the building and were able to take her into custody without further issue.
  • Pike self-inflicted stabbing: Seattle Police and Seattle Fire responded to a reported self inflicted stab wound to the chest of a woman at the Salvation Army shelter on Pike at Boren Monday morning just before 7 AM. SFD arrived to treat the victim and rush her to Harborview with life threatening injuries. We do not know more about the victim’s condition at this time.

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