Woman stuck in chimney rescued

I’ve never seen a “Rescue Heavy Major” before on the 911 site (A14 A25 AIR9 B2 B6 DEP1 E10 E25 E34 E5 E6 L4 L7 M10 M44 R1 SAFT2 STAF10), so I jumped on my bicycle and went to check out the action at Temple De Hirsch Sinai (15th and Union). I arrived a bit too late to see anything. The woman had already been rescued and transported to the hospital, but the circling helicopters and multiple police cruisers definitely caught the attention of the media. Late-arriving reporters were swarming the area, looking for eyewitnesses.

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3:04pm – 15th & Union – Disturbance – Woman on the roof of the Temple De Hirsch Sinai, refuses to get down. White woman, 20s. She’s “acting strange and throwing things off”. Possibly high (in the drugs sense). Waving a large knife toward the parking lot where her boyfriend and another woman are standing. A lot of kids and traffic are in the area because school is letting out, complicating the situation. Update: 3:32pm – Police went up on a ladder to get the woman, but she crawled down into a chimney that has a lot of heat coming out of it. Unclear where it leads, but a kiln was mentioned. Seattle Fire is on the scene to help, and may have to do a high-angle rescue. Update: 3:50pm – It appears that the chimney leads to the boiler room. Her status is unclear, and it’s not clear how they’ll be able to get her out. Update: 4:33pm – Woman is out of the chimney Via Central District News

I think this section of the city has fulfilled it’s quota of excitement for the year already. Any other neighborhoods ready to pick up the baton?

3 Comments so far

  1. elorax (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    yeah, that was me. i did it. i’m writing this from Harborview currently. let me know if you want the full story, but i’ve kind of lost my voice….

    i am totally a jew now, btw. ;()


  2. elorax (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    yeah, that was me. i did it. i’m writing this from Harborview currently. let me know if you want the full story, but i’ve kind of lost my voice….

    i am totally a jew now, btw. ;()


  3. elorax (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    yeah, that was me. i did it. i’m writing this from Harborview currently. let me know if you want the full story, but i’ve kind of lost my voice….

    i am totally a jew now, btw. ;()



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