‘Emmett’ — Family remembers man found dead in 14th/Yesler apartment fire

The young man who died in early Monday morning’s two-alarm fire inside a 14th at Yesler apartment unit has been identified by family as 23-year-old Emerson “Emmett” Davis.

“To whom have met him, know him and loved him, it’s a devastating loss in the world,” his family wrote about the young man. “Our angel left too soon! His passion for life, friendships and living through experiences was contagious. He’s laugh and smile….well you know what it brought to a room of friends and family.”

The family is raising money to help take care of expenses. You can learn more and give here.

Davis was found dead early Monday as firefighters battled an intense blaze inside the 34-unit Catholic Housing Services apartment building at 14th and E Yesler. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control before flames could spread beyond the unit or to the building to the south.

Catholic Housing Services operates the building as part of its homeless, low-income and special needs housing properties.

Investigators ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined pending autopsy results, Seattle Fire said earlier this week. The medical examiner’s office tells CHS they have not yet completed their investigation in the case as of Friday morning.


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