A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting a chemical containment response, reports
Over 100 firefighters battled the two-alarm fire at a building in the 400 block of N 35th Street. SkyKING aerial video showed flames bursting through the roof of the building, and plume of black smoke could be seen from several miles afar.
Firefighters said the building was so badly damaged, they were concerned the building might collapse outward. The danger forced firefighters to pull back outside a “collapse zone” and battle the fire defensively.
Seattle fire officials said 12 workers inside the building managed to get out safely. No injuries were reported.
The building is believed to belong to The Asko Group, which repairs and reconditions metal parts for aerospace manufacturers. It’s located in the heart of the downtown Fremont neighborhood with restaurants, shops, apartments and a grocery store nearby.
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