In the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, a two-story commercial building caught fire last night. At 8:54 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke coming from the windows and doors of the building in the 8500 block of 14th Ave. S.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they confirmed that smoke was billowing heavily from the building. As they entered through the front door, poor visibility made it difficult to navigate through the space due to heavy smoke. Despite this challenge, firefighters worked quickly to locate and extinguish the seat of the fire near the rear of the first-floor. By 9:24 p.m., they had successfully put out the blaze.
Following their work to control the fire, investigators determined that it was accidental and likely caused by faulty electrical equipment. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of this unfortunate incident. The building was cleared by 9:42 p.m., with investigations continuing to determine its cause in full detail.