Yesterday evening at 8:54 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke billowing 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, firefighters confirmed the callers’ reports and swiftly deployed water on the blaze.
As firefighters entered through the front door, they were confronted by heavy smoke that flowed down to the ground floor, causing poor visibility. Fortunately, they were able to locate the source of the fire near the rear of the first floor and quickly extinguished it. By 9:24 p.m., the fire was under control.
Firefighters searched throughout the building to ensure no one was trapped inside and no injuries were reported. The fire was fully extinguished by 9:42 p.m. Investigators later ruled that the cause of the fire was accidental, most likely caused by faulty electrical wiring.