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September 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Vandals smash windows on dozens of cars on Westlake Avenue North

Seattle police say the windows on dozens of cars were smashed overnight on Westlake Avenue North. The cars were parked in the 2000 block of Westlake Avenue North when they were vandalized by two men, police said. Police were first alerted to the vandalism spree when a resident dialed 911 around 3 a.m. to report seeing two men armed…


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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…


Comments | Topics: hazmat team, Seattle Fire Depart, Westlake Avenue North

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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