Residents of the El Capitan apartment building were evacuated into the freezing cold night as firefighters dealt with a fire reported at the building at the base of Capitol Hill just above I-5 Wednesday night.
Thanks to lexicege for the YouReport from high above the scene and this great picture (Image: lexicege)
Here’s one report from a resident:
The fire was dealt with quickly
but @tournant and others reported being unable to return home for at least an hour following the response to the 8:34p callout. UPDATE: Sounds like the situation was taken care of much faster than we originally understood with residents able to get back inside in under 30 minutes. With temperatures in the 20s, many sought refuge with friends in the area.
We’re still gathering details on the small fire and will update when we have more on the situation. UPDATE: See comments for unconfirmed details on the fire.