Last night at 8:54 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department received a call from a concerned citizen reporting smoke coming from the windows and doors of a two-story commercial building in the 8500 block of 14th Ave. S in the South Park neighborhood. Firefighters quickly responded to the scene and found that the caller’s reports were accurate.
As they entered the building, firefighters were met with heavy smoke flowing down to the floor, causing poor visibility. However, fortunately, they found the seat of the fire near the rear of the first-floor and worked quickly to knock it down. The fire was under control by 9:24 p.m., and crews searched throughout the building to confirm no one was found inside and no injuries were reported.
Investigators ruled that the fire was accidental, likely caused by faulty electrical equipment. The fire was extinguished by 9:42 p.m., leaving no damage or casualties in its wake.