UPDATE: Kitchen fire @ Lofts at The Junction, 1 treated for smoke inhalation

1:43 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a “full response” for a possible apartment fire at 44th/Oregon. The first unit on scene is seeing some “white smoke from a 5th floor window.”

1:50 PM: Our crew isn’t there yet but we’re hearing via the scanner that this is a kitchen fire. Just added photo above, courtesy of Eddie.

1:57 PM: Our crew on scene confirms that it’s indeed a kitchen fire. It’s now out. The photo above this line is from WSB’s Patrick Sand – we’ve also confirmed that it’s The Lofts at The Junction (4535 44th SW). No injuries reported.

2:15 PM: SFD says one person has been treated for smoke inhalation.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Kitchen fire @ Lofts at The Junction, 1 treated for smoke inhalation"

  • Rob Shiras October 19, 2017 (1:49 pm)

    IT Headquarters is downstairs from the fire.  Three trucks have arrived so far.  A resident says the fire is on the fifth floor.  His face was covered with black soot.

  • Alice October 19, 2017 (1:50 pm)

    Is that one of the buildings behind the old Radio Shack or behind Dumplings of Fury?

    • WSB October 19, 2017 (2:14 pm)

      Closer to the latter than the former. See Patrick’s photo in the story, and a commenter photo just after yours – the building with the mural. That’s the dispatched address but as I’ve mentioned before here, sometimes the dispatched address turns out to be next door, or across the street, so we don’t use addresses until we’ve confirmed firsthand that we have the right one …

  • Dalton October 19, 2017 (1:54 pm)

  • Gill October 19, 2017 (3:56 pm)

    Glad no one was hurt!  Isn’t the building only four stories high?

  • The Lofts at the Junction October 19, 2017 (5:01 pm)

     First and foremost, the resident and the kitty are going to be ok! Thank you to SFD for the quick response and careful handling of the situation. We are fortunate to have them so close. We are working on restoring the unit and getting our resident resettled. Most of all, we are happy the fire stayed contained to one unit and that everyone is safe.

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