UPDATE: Fire on Harbor Avenue SW

(Added: Photo posted in comments, by Elizabeth)

1:40 AM: A Seattle Fire “full response” is headed to the 2400 block of Harbor Avenue SW for a possible fire in a business. Updates to come.

1:43 AM: First unit arriving reports “fully involved structure.” They’re closing Harbor.

1:46 AM: The address on the SFD log is not correct (yet) – the burning building is now described as appearing to be “derelict,” a small old house.

1:49 AM: One person is reported to have been inside when the fire started but is said to be unhurt.

2:12 AM: A witness who called it in says the building is on the water side.

2:37 AM: The fire is “knocked down,” says SFD. Some units are leaving.

ADDED 12:33 PM: We went by for that photo of the fire scene. SFD has since corrected the address to 2316 Harbor and tells us the cause was ruled accidental. County records show this is part of a site that sold to an investment entity for $3.5 million last November; a self-storage proposal has been working its way through the city permit system since last year.

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Fire on Harbor Avenue SW"

  • Elizabeth Lenaburg June 5, 2020 (2:23 am)

    The old, abandoned home in front of Berg Scaffolding burned. Homeless had been living inside of it off and on. 

    • WSB June 5, 2020 (2:32 am)

      Thank you. Logged address hasn’t been corrected yet.

      • Anthony Campanile June 5, 2020 (9:48 am)

        Are there any more details about what set this fire off and if people made it out of the building OK?

        • WSB June 5, 2020 (10:15 am)

          No one was hurt. I am following up w/SFD this morning re: any other details.

    • Eric June 5, 2020 (6:48 am)

      “Homeless people had been living inside of it off and on.”
      Fixed that for you, Elizabeth.

  • Elizabeth Lenaburg June 5, 2020 (2:29 am)

  • just wondering June 5, 2020 (7:28 am)

    Wasn’t that building part of Thor’s Towing site?

  • Flivver June 5, 2020 (11:49 am)

    J W. Pretty sure that was Thor’s location. “Thor” lived on the s side of Avalon just west of 35th. Had tall antenna’s on his house for monitoring the truck’s. Someone here have the story of Thor’s???

  • Rick June 5, 2020 (1:15 pm)

    Wasn’t there also a Thor’s location west of the junction on/near Erskine in a small triangle lot?About a hundred or so years ago.

    • Chemist June 6, 2020 (5:50 pm)

      I will ask my dad again but I think he has mentioned there was a fuel station and Thor branch at the 47th Erskine dawson lot before it became svetlik architecture.  I think he had two locations 

  • Jason June 5, 2020 (9:59 pm)

    Just what Harbor Avenue needs… another storage facility.  😐

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