The fire was initially reported just before 1 AM as smoke blanketed the neighborhood and flames could be seen shooting from the apartment above the garage. Crews responded to find the roof of the building fully ablaze and were able to remove one victim in the initial minutes of the response. We do not yet have details of the victim’s condition. UPDATE: Seattle Fire reports that a 35-year-old male was transported to Harborview suffering from second degree burns and smoke inhalation. Investigators were waiting to interview the victim to help determine cause of the fire.
Crews continued to battle the stubborn blaze for nearly 20 minutes.
UPDATE #2: Seattle Fire is now reporting that the patient transported to Harborview is a 54-year-old man.