RV Explosion Update
Authorities say Sunday afternoon, two RV’s parked on 8th Ave NW went up in flames in the Crown Hill hood. This is a stretch right underneath the Holman Rd NW overpass. No injuries. Neighbors say they heard propane tanks explode and possibly ammunition. They also say drug deals happen out of the RV’s on the regular. The city along with Councilmember Dan Strauss (@CMDanStrauss) are aware of the situation and have already cleared this encampment several months ago. But the Seattle Department of Transportation (@seattledot) is struggling to keep up with enforcement.
Last check, there were 5 RV’s total parked here and several tents. Unclear when the city will move in to sweep. Some neighbors are now talking about bringing in eco-blocks to prevent RV’s from coming back. This is of course illegal and can lead to a $2K fine if caught. But residents here say damned if you do, damned if you don’t. This is now all part of the equation if you want to live in #Seattle. Where’s the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (@KingCoRHA?) Crazy drain on Seattle Fire (@SeattleFire) and Seattle Police (@seattlepd) resources.
RV explosion under bridge on Holman Rd NW in Crown Hill. Near Carkeek Park and Blue Ridge Apts. It’s an area always packed with homeless campers living in tents and vehicles. Cause unclear. Seattle Fire (@SeattleFire) on scene dealing with flames. Stay away from area.
Two RV’s parked on 8th Ave NW under Holman Rd NW went up in flames Sunday afternoon. No injuries. All under control. Witnesses heard propane tanks exploding. I have a recap coming up. Neighbors calling on Councilmember Dan Strauss (@CMDanStrauss) to clear these tents and RV’s. Some homeless accused of drug dealing out of vehicles. #Seattle