UPDATE: Fire call at former Red Star Pizza on 35th SW

(WSB photo added 7:32 am: The pile of what was the ‘campfire’ is visible by the door)

7:02 AM: Thanks to the tipster who texted to say Seattle Fire crews are at the former Red Star Pizza building in the 7500 block of 35th SW. The call is a “1 Red,” which means it’s not a full-on fire; we’re on our way to check. The restaurant closed early this year; the building has been long slated for demolition as part of the site of the new home of Clearview Eye Clinic.

7:20 AM: Someone had started what looked like a “campfire” type fire in front of the building – they don’t know who – and an ember caused a small fire in the awning, SFD tells us at the scene. No major damage, no one hurt, and they’re wrapping up. Traffic is not affected on 35th; the remaining engine, which won’t be there much longer, is off to the side.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire call at former Red Star Pizza on 35th SW"

  • Metpatrick October 15, 2015 (7:37 am)

    Heard the engine around 115 am but had no idea it was red star, and my car is parked right in front of the building. Ugghhh

    • WSB October 15, 2015 (7:42 am)

      That was a different call. This started just after 6. Looks like there was a 1 RED at 35th/Austin around 1:20 am. Don’t know what that was … we don’t often check out 1 REDs unless we get specifics like the person who kindly texted us this morning – TR

  • shefidgets October 15, 2015 (8:04 am)

    Great, a camp fire? Isnt that a type of arson? That’s the last thing we need is an arsonist kicking around here too!

  • Jay @ Hill Crest October 15, 2015 (9:12 am)

    Another of our residents stated that the early morning call was also Red Star (which is 35th at Austin) , and the 7 am call was the fire having started back up in the ceiling.

  • Deb October 15, 2015 (1:04 pm)

    Whatever happened to Red Star pizza? I thought they were going to re-open elsewhere.

  • ltfd October 15, 2015 (4:40 pm)

    Arsonist in W.Seattle.

  • Seolajo October 17, 2015 (9:30 am)

    Ltd we seem to be the only ones concerned with that.

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