Firefighters extinguish encampment blaze spread to Ballard business

Nov 16, 2022, 7:43 AM


Albert Lee Appliance on Fire (Photo from Seattle Fire Department)

(Photo from Seattle Fire Department)

The American Red Cross is helping unhoused people find a place to stay after their tents at an encampment caught fire Tuesday in Ballard.

Seattle Fire says it happened at an encampment, and the fire spread to a nearby business, with crews working to extinguish the blaze Tuesday afternoon.

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At about 4 p.m., firefighters responded to a reported fire at NW 43rd Street and 8th Avenue NW, where they found a fire that had grown into the Albert Lee Appliances.

By 4:15 p.m., crews had water on the blaze and investigated the scene.

Within 15 minutes, the fire was under control and stabilized.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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