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Another homeless encampment fire in Seattle. This time on S.Weller St. in Little Saigon. 3 tents gone. I’ve been monitoring expansion of tents here now for weeks. I’ve also built several relationships with campers including “Jason.” He got out safe. Appears accidental.

A Record Number of Fires

@SeattleFire says so far this year, there have been nearly 500 homeless encampment fires in #Seattle for incidents including rubbish fires and illegal burns. Already ahead of last year’s pace.

Ballard Commons Fires

November 1-, 2021 | @SeattleFire says last night’s Ballard Commons Park fire was accidental. No injuries. But Seattle is now facing a record number of homeless encampment fires across the city. More than 1200 and counting.

It’s hard enough dealing with the fire, but @SeattleFire says they have no choice but to work around the hazards and risky conditions at these homeless encampments. Imagine navigating human waste, drug needles, and combustibles like propane tanks.

November 2, 2021 | Another fire in the Ballard Commons homeless encampment. Happened this morning. Neighbor sent me this photo and says Seattle Fire crews now have it under control. Unclear what started it or if anyone was injured.

Another Homeless Encampment Fire

September 18, 2021 | Otherwise, a gorgeous evening in the Emerald City.