At approximately 8:54 p.m. last night, the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke coming from the windows and doors of a two-story commercial building located in the 8500 block of 14th Ave. S in the South Park neighborhood. As firefighters arrived on scene, they quickly confirmed the reports of smoke and worked diligently to put out the fire.
Upon entering the building through the front door, crews were immediately met with heavy smoke that flowed down to the floor, causing poor visibility. Despite this challenge, firefighters were able to locate the source of the fire near the rear of the first-floor and quickly knocked it down. The fire was under control by 9:24 p.m., and crews searched throughout the building to ensure no one was trapped inside. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of this accidental fire, which is believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring. The fire was extinguished by 9:42 p.m., and investigators are currently working to determine the exact cause of the blaze.