Fire at vacant Chinatown-International District building requires more than 85 firefighters

Jun 10, 2024, 8:45 AM | Updated: 8:50 am

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SFD firefighters respond to a fire in the Chinatown-International District. (Photo courtesy of SFD)

(Photo courtesy of SFD)

More than 85 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at a vacant building in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on Monday that had been burning for hours.

The building is located near the corner of S Jackson Street and 10th Ave. Street, according to the Seattle Fire Department (SFD). The fire started at approximately 12:03 a.m. The building hasn’t been occupied for roughly two years.

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From 10th Ave. to 12th Ave., all lanes on S Jackson Street are blocked. Neighbors in the area were asked to close their windows and doors due to smoke since 1 a.m.

SFD is expected to remain at the scene for several hours until the fire is extinguished. According to KIRO 7, SFD crews took a defensive attack by pouring water on the building’s exterior and using several ladder trucks to pour water from above.

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The cause of the Chinatown-International District fire remains under investigation. No injuries have been reported, as of this reporting.

This is a developing story, check back for updates

Contributing: KIRO 7

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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