Charlestown Cafe fire update, with more photos

February 4, 2008 at 6:02 pm | In Charlestown Cafe, West Seattle fires, WS breaking news | 3 Comments

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Recap and update from what’s in the post below: Fire reported at Charlestown Cafe just after 5 pm. No word yet on cause or extent of damage; the restaurant is needless to say closed TFN – City Light crews had to shut off its power. From what we could see at the scene, the building’s exterior is relatively unscathed, but neighbors told WSB at the scene that at one point, “huge flames” were coming from the roof, which firefighters had to cut into. No injuries reported so far. Thanks to everyone who texted and e-mailed us about this — especially WSB contributing photojournalist Christopher Boffoli, who sent first word from the scene – he took the photo above and the ones below, more to come:

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3 Comments

  1. I am so sorry this has happened now…hopefully the damage isn’t too extensive, and they’re back in business soon. Memo to Larry: clean out the grease trap ;-) (I know, I know…bad joke – just teasing)

    Comment by Jan — 7:00 pm February 4, 2008 #

  2. Charlestown really didn’t need this, just when things were looking up with the development thing. Hopefully they will be able to get up and running again real soon.

    Comment by eli — 10:19 am February 5, 2008 #

  3. I was getting ready to head up to the Charlestown for their Frenchtoast and stopped to read the WS BLOG.
    Such a shame! After all the owners and staff have gone through.

    Here’s to a quick cleanup and than back to business…

    Comment by Pam — 11:12 am February 5, 2008 #

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