If you saw the smoke to the east …

(photo from Daniel, added 9:07 pm)
We got a call from someone thinking the huge plume of smoke to the east was from Beacon Hill. Nope – it’s an apartment building in Renton. We’re following photos and info via Twitter – here’s one photo, and another. Here’s a link to whatever’s the latest reported here;; a map to the exact location is here. ADDED 9:05 PM: A few more photos via Twitter – the flames; the smoke from Mercer Island. And we added a photo from Daniel (thank you!) showing the smoke as seen from Westwood. (P.S.) @alexpietsch on Twitter says the building that’s burning is newly constructed Harrington Square.

2 Replies to "If you saw the smoke to the east ..."

  • The Velvet Bulldog June 30, 2009 (10:06 pm)

    Thank you for solving this mystery! I saw the smoke and for a split second wondered if Mt. Rainier belched.

  • Robert July 1, 2009 (10:24 am)

    From the east facing Admiral district neighborhoods, it was very easy to think the fire was on Beacon Hill instead of in Renton until I got the “binos” out. The fire was so big that it seemed closer than it was.

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