If you woke to the smell of smoke in the I-5 Shores and Pike/Pine neighborhoods, it is from a fire at 1605 Bellevue.Â The fire has resulted in a road block by police cars at Bellevue and Pine.Â I saw a couple of abandoned buses.Â Best way to get through is by foot or by bike.Â Here is the video from King 5.
UPDATE from jseattle
See comments below for a few news links and additional details. Fired department says the building had only one resident — an elderly man who died. The location is one we profiled earlier this summer regarding activist Dennis Saxman’s effort to halt development.
User AdonisPhoto has created this photo essay of the fire.