Former Borracchini’s Bakery building catches fire in Rainier Valley
May 27, 2022, 4:58 PM | Updated: May 28, 2022, 1:29 pm
Seattle Firefighters are fighting a 2-alarm fire Friday at the former Borrachini’s Bakery near Rainier Ave S and S Walker St.
Firefighters say the building is vacant and they are working to pour water on the fire from outside the building.
A second alarm was called for additional resources and roads in the area were shut down.
Remo Borracchini’s Bakery and Mediterranean Market closed in March 2021 after 100 years.
Iconic century-old Seattle bakery announces permanent closure
Rainier Ave S and S Walker St: crews are in a defensive position preparing to pour water on the fire from outside the building. pic.twitter.com/EqRHL93yEg
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) May 27, 2022
Thick smoke continues to billow from the building onto Rainier Ave S and S Walker St. Seattle Fire Department advises you to close your windows and doors if you work or live nearby. The smoke is currently visible from the I-5 freeway on the east side.