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January 16, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Hazmat response closes part of Seattle’s Westlake Avenue

UPDATE 5:25 P.M.| Seattle Fire found that the liquid inside the two gray 55-gallon barrels is non-hazardous. Around 4:30 p.m. a  hazmat team approached the barrels with the highest level of security, according to Deputy Chief James Woodbury. “We always take these things seriously,” Woodbury said. “The hand-painted “danger” sign, especially piques your interest.” At 5:20 p.m., traffic…


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July 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Lake Union hotel fire likely caused by overheated cell-phone charger

A fire caused the evacuation of a Seattle hotel this afternoon. Seattle fire crews were called to the Courtyard Seattle Lake Union on Westlake Avenue North around noon for a report of smoke coming from the seventh floor. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said firefighters entered a seventh floor room and put out a fire inside a hotel…


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January 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Car, streetcar collide at Mercer and Westlake

A woman driving a blue Mazda sedan collided with the South Lake Union streetcar Sunday morning at the intersection of Mercer Street and Westlake Avenue North. The accident happened around 10:20 a.m. The 31-year-old driver was transported to Harborview Medical Center in serious but stable condition, said Kyle Moore of the Seattle Fire Department. Officials at the scene said…


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