UPDATE: Condo fire in Westwood

(Photo by Guy, from comments)

7:35 PM: Big Seattle Fire response for what’s described as a condo fire at 24th/Barton. It’s in a third-floor unit. Updates to come.

(WSB photos from here, unless otherwise credited)

7:39 PM: Firefighters have radioed that the fire is under control.

7:45 PM: Though the fire in the unit itself is described as under control, firefighters also report it’s spread to the attic/eaves.

7:47 PM: Our crew reports the building is 9016 25th SW, across 25th from Westwood Village’s southeast parking lot.

7:52 PM: Photos added. The fire is now described as “tapped” in both the unit and the attic.

(Photo by Jim Clarke)

8:02 PM: Still some concern focused on the top of the building, our crew reports. So far, no report of injuries.

8:14 PM: SFD confirms to our crew that no one was hurt. The cause is under investigation.

11:30 AM MONDAY: We just checked with SFD; the cause has not yet been determined.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Condo fire in Westwood"

  • Guy August 2, 2020 (7:48 pm)

    It was looking pretty bad before the fire fighters got here. I hope no one was injured.

    • WSB August 2, 2020 (8:11 pm)

      Thank you for the photo. No injuries reported so far.

  • flimflam August 2, 2020 (8:48 pm)

    ugh, so scary…

  • 1994 August 2, 2020 (8:49 pm)

    We could see the smoke from Arbor Heights area. Thank goodness they got it out quick – there are many condos in those buildings!

  • Heatheresq August 3, 2020 (8:33 am)

    The fire gutted the balcony and some interior space to the right of the balcony (perhaps the kitchen). The actual living room appears unscathed. Given the exterior damage I wonder if this was a deck grill fire gone out of control. Looks like other apartments were spared thankfully. Hopefully all are safe. 

    • WSB August 3, 2020 (9:57 am)

      Checking on the cause & will add when info is available.

    • East Coast Cynic August 3, 2020 (10:00 am)

      I live nearby and from watching the fire close up, it appeared to be coming from indoors (the kitchen possibly?).  The fire was also initially on the rooftop, above and to the right of the condo unit, so it makes me wonder if fire was caused by a problem starting in the unit that caught fire or something else (electrical issue in the building?), which caused it to catch fire on the roof beyond that condo unit.

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