Update: Big apartment fire just south of White Center

January 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm | In Not WS but we're mentioning it anyway, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

5:06 PM: Seattle Fire units are helping North Highline with a big apartment fire in the 12300 block of Ambaum, not far south of White Center. More to come.

5:24 PM: We are in the area. TV choppers overhead. Traffic is now getting through both ways on Ambaum but slowly so avoid if you are headed this way.

6:03 PM: No injuries reported, according to our friends at KING 5. We’ve left the area after the situation seemed to ease – we saw three Seattle fire vehicles leaving, and several from other departments, including Renton and Tukwila, were waiting two blocks south just in case they were needed.

6:21 PM: While the assisting firefighters were summoned to the 12300 block of Ambaum, regional-media reports note that the building’s actual address is 1224 124th, just west of Ambaum, a 24-unit four-story building that’s 47 years old.

11:02 PM: KIRO TV reports that a baseboard-heater problem is blamed for the fire.


  1. Tracy and Patrick.

    please let us know if anyone needs assistance with their pets. You know how to get a hold of us.

    Comment by furryfaces — 7:08 pm January 28, 2013 #

  2. Isn’t this the same complex that was condemned a few years ago?

    Comment by coffee — 10:16 pm January 28, 2013 #

  3. Glad no one was injured.

    Comment by Carol O. — 10:19 pm January 28, 2013 #

  4. this scares me so much as an apt dweller; I even have a checklist to go through before leaving my apt, to make sure everything is turned off; but I worry terribly about what the other 20 apt dwellers in this 50’s building might leave on/start fire

    Comment by Diane — 1:18 pm January 29, 2013 #

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