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One reported to hospital in Quinalt Apartments fire — UPDATE

Thanks to reader Gabe for this picture from the response

Seattle Fire swarmed the area around Boylston and Mercer Monday after smoke was reported at the 1925-built Quinalt Apartments building.

Two people were reported in need of medical attention including one victim in his 30s who suffered smoke inhalation and a second suffering an asthma attack. UPDATE: Seattle Fire says the woman in her 20s who suffered the attack was also taken to the hospital in stable condition. SFD says a third patient, a man in his 70s, was treated at the scene and a firefighter who suffered a minor injury was also taken to Harborview for evaluation.

Seattle Fire was called to the 500-block Boylston Ave E building amid snowy and icy conditions just after 11:30 AM to the report of smoke coming from a fourth floor unit. Firefighters reported the fire was out about 30 minutes later and were working to shut off the sprinkler system that had been activated by the blaze.

Both of the people treated were reported in stable condition. The patient who suffered smoke inhalation was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Red Cross was called to the scene to assist at least one resident.

Seattle Fire was investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

Seattle Fire reports: “A total of 60 SFD personnel consisting of five Fire Engines, three Ladder Trucks and ten support units responded to the incident” (Image: Seattle Fire)


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C Doom
C Doom
17 days ago

SFD alarm at 11:33 AM; CHS story and photo up at 12:22. Your coverage of Capitol Hill is exemplary. Kudos.