Called the fire department, we saw the flames as we were walking our dog. pic.twitter.com/KC5CrjNTkB
— Edwin Howard (@mrfixit87) October 28, 2020
A fire burned an apartment unit and did heavy damage to the Case Verde Apartments building at 11th and John on Capitol Hill late Wednesday night.
Seattle Fire said there were no reported injuries.
The fire was reported to 911 just after 11 PM. Flames shot from the building as crews arrived to fight the blaze in the 1950s-style, 10-unit building just north of Cal Anderson Park and a block from Capitol Hill Station.
Crews quickly brought the fire under control and it was reported extinguished about 20 minutes after the initial dispatch.
Seattle Fire says it is investigating to determine a cause and damage estimate for the blaze.
UPDATE: Seattle Fire says the incident was caused by items catching fire near a heater. Damage was estimated at $60,000.
Last night’s fire at 11th Ave. E. caused by combustibles that caught fire from being too close to a baseboard heater. Estimated loss is $60k.
SAFETY TIP: give heaters space! pic.twitter.com/gudTpbSGNr
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) October 28, 2020
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