Seattle Fire responded quickly Thursday morning to a blaze inside a second-story unit in the Erawan Apartments at 421 Bellevue Ave E.
Responding units arrived to the 8:25 AM callout to find smoke coming from the back of the six-story building. Ladder 10 and a large contingent of assisting units had the fire “tapped” and out by 8:36 AM.
One patient was being evaluated at the scene. The fire marshal was dispatched to the scene just above the morning’s traffic-clogged I-5 to determine the fire’s cause.
UPDATE: The cause of the Bellevue Ave E fire was unattended food on the stove, Seattle Fire tells us. The damage estimate is $7,000. Medics evaluated the resident but he declined treatment.