At approximately 8:54 p.m. last night, the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke emanating 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 were able to confirm reports from callers as they quickly worked to put out the fire.
As crews entered through the front door, they were immediately met with heavy smoke that made visibility poor. Despite this, firefighters remained focused on their mission and quickly located the source of the fire near the rear of the first floor. They were able to knock it down before it could spread further, bringing the fire under control by 9:24 p.m.
After ensuring that no one was inside and no injuries had been sustained, firefighters proceeded to extinguish the remaining flames by 9:42 p.m. Investigators later ruled that the cause of the fire was accidental, most likely due to faulty electrical wiring. No one was harmed in this incident.