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Space Needle open as usual after small morning fire

Feb 23, 2024, 11:41 AM | Updated: 11:49 am

Space Needle fire...

X posts from the Seattle Fire Department started at 4:24 a.m., saying there was a fire in a high-rise in the 400 block of Broad Street. (KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

The Space Needle is open to visitors as usual on Friday after a small morning fire.

“The fire was located in an elevator control room at the top of the Space Needle,” David Cuerpo, Seattle Fire spokesperson, told KIRO Newsradio in an email. “The building is currently undergoing construction.”

Posts from the Seattle Fire Department started at 4:24 a.m., reporting a fire in a high rise in the 400 block of Broad Street.

It took only minutes for firefighters to contain the fire.

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No one was injured and there was little damage.

The Space Needle opened for the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. It cost $4.5 million to build at the time and took 5,600 tons of concrete poured into the Needle’s foundation.

The last fire to hit the Needle was much larger. In 2021, a fire knocked out power, leaving visitors stuck 600 feet up.

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Bill Kaczaraba is a Digital Content Editor for MyNorthwest.

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