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Seattle Fire handles blaze in 11th Ave E house lined up to be demolished for apartment development north of Cal Anderson

Seattle Fire responded to a fire Thursday afternoon in one of the remaining single family style home mid-block along 11th Ave E between E John and Denny just north of Cal Anderson. The old home is one of a handful lined up to be demolished to make way for a new housing development.

SFD said the fire was quickly brought under control and there were no reported injuries in the just before 3 PM response.

E John was closed in all directions as Seattle Fire vehicles filled the area during the response.

The 1901-built home damaged in the fire is lined up to be part of multifamily redevelopment planned on the block. A company owned by area developer Ben Maritz purchased the property for $1.65 million in late 2021 according to King County records.

CHS reported here on an eight-story, nearly 300-unit apartment complex being planned to jigsaw into the block.

Seattle Fire was working to determine the cause of Thursday’s blaze.


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