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One person critically injured in 21st and Denny fire — UPDATE

At least one person was reported injured in a fire in a building at 21st and E Denny Wednesday night.

Seattle Fire was called to the scene at 2112 E Denny Way just after 7 PM to reports of smoke coming from the structure. The address is the location of the Avant Apartments, a six-story building that opened to residents in 2019. UPDATE: SFD reports the fire was in a boarded up structure next to the apartments:

As crews from Engine 25 and 34 worked on getting water on the fire, Ladder 10 company located an unresponsive adult male in a room adjacent to the fire room. Unable to safely access the occupant from within the home, Ladder 10 sawed a hole into the room to quickly rescue him. The patient is an approx. 40 year old male who was found in critical condition. Paramedics performed lifesaving efforts and transported him to Harborview Medical Center. Crews performed additional searches to confirm no other occupants were found inside the home.

Seattle Fire said its firefighters were responding to the blaze. According to SFD radio updates, one injured person was removed from the fire scene. Seattle Fire says its crews rescued an adult male in critical condition and paramedics were attempting lifesaving efforts.No additional occupants were found inside.

Streets in the area were closed to traffic during the response.

UPDATE 12/3/2020: The Medical Examiner confirms the victim rescued from the fire has died. No cause of death or identification of the victim has yet been released. Seattle Police say the death was not suspicious.


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cb2020
cb2020
4 months ago

The fireline blog on this doesn’t look like the apartments, it must be across the street: https://fireline.seattle.gov/2020/12/02/residential-fire-on-2100-block-of-e-denny-way/

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor
4 months ago

The old Halfway house (and former nunnery)? Saw people moving in there over the summer and assumed they were legal short term residents. We’re they squatters? Vehicles outside, clearly and openly occupying the buidling.

R.W.
R.W.
4 months ago

The victim was actually 23. His name was Ben. He was a gentle soul. He left behind a beautiful son, was a talented artist and is missed. 🌾

K.J.
K.J.
4 months ago
Reply to  R.W.

Thank you for sharing this information about our neighbor. My heart goes out to his friends and family, and especially his son. I wish I could have done more to help Ben.

Alyssa
Alyssa
3 months ago
Reply to  R.W.

I’m the mother of his child and we haven’t spoken to each other since November of 2017. I would love to hear some old stories about him.