(Photos added 6:16 pm – top one by Tim Bosworth, next one by Tony Bradley)
Tony Bradley is at the scene. He says it’s a vacant house, and that 30th is closed between Roxbury and 102nd. No word yet on how it started; official info is scarce so far, but no indication at this point of any injuries. 7:08 PM UPDATE: More info from Tony:
According to fire officials the house appeared to be vacant (as reported to him via dispatch). The official also said the house appeared to be undergoing renovation. At this time there is no cause but the county fire investigator was en route (there was no indication it was weather related). Several units from South King County (Sea Tac, Burien/Normandy Park as well as North Highline) as well as Seattle (Engine 11, 37, Ladder 11, and Battalion Chief 7) were dispatched and working on the scene. The fire was quickly brought under control quickly once the first-in companies arrived. 30th is closed between Roxbury and 102nd and will remain closed until fire crews can clear the street. Traffic on Roxbury was not affected.
ADDED 7:20 PM: Two more photos from Tony:
Thanks again to everyone who sent word of the fire – we got Tony’s call first, but several other people e-mailed and tweeted – just so happened we were in a downpour in traffic when it broke out – we answer the WSB hotline 206-293-6302 around the clock, wherever we are, so make sure it’s in your contacts list just in case you see/hear news!