Fire damages Central District boxing gym — UPDATE

(Image: CHS)

(Image: CHS)

The Seattle Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that damaged the outside of the old gym home to Cappy’s Boxing Sunday morning at 22nd and E Union.

Flames involving a structure behind the gym were reported just after 6:30 AM. Seattle Fire brought the blaze under control but not before it damaged the main building’s southeastern exterior.

We’re not aware of any reported injuries.

The building is slated to be demolished to make way for a new development planned at the corner.

The marshal remained on the scene to determine the cause of the small fire.

UPDATE 1/19/15: We don’t have information on a cause yet from SFD but an update from Cappy’s says that the fire burned an AlleyCat Acres greenhouse but only did damage to the exterior of the gym. Cappy’s says the participants in a Monday morning class rallied to deal with the situation:

Yesterday morning, AlleyCat Acres’ greenhouse located beside Cappy’s Boxing Gym burned to the ground. Fortunately, there was no damage to the gym’s interior. However, our morning Fitness Class had no electricity as our power was shut off by the Firefighters.

With minimal notice, Cappy’s Team came together to provide candles and music, and Class went on!

Yesterday, Seattle Seahawks rallied at the 11th Hour with the help of the 12th Man, and scored a miraculous victory in the face of certain defeat!

When you are part of a winning team, there is never a reason to quit!!!

Cappy’s Gym is open today for all regular class times.

UPDATE 1/20/2015: Seattle Fire tells us a candle was to blame for Sunday morning’s blaze:

The cause of the fire was an unattended candle left burning by a transient inside the storage shed. The candle ignited available combustible materials in the shed. The damage estimate is $5,000.