At approximately 8:54 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls from concerned citizens 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.
Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters quickly confirmed the callers’ reports as they found heavy smoke flowing down to the first floor, making visibility poor. The seat of the fire was discovered near the rear of the first floor, and crews worked quickly to extinguish it before it could spread.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and by 9:24 p.m., firefighters had successfully brought the blaze under control. They then conducted a thorough search throughout the building to ensure that no one was trapped inside and that there were no other injuries to report.
Investigators later determined that the fire was likely caused by faulty electrical wiring, ruling it an accidental incident. The building is now safe for occupancy once again, thanks to the quick thinking and bravery of our brave firefighters.