2 Alarm Fire at Discovery Park’s Fort Lawton Homes

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Firefighters were dispatched to Discovery Park after receiving multiple reports of smoke and flames visible from a large residential structure. Firefighters arrived to find a large duplex with fire inside all three levels with flames spreading to the exterior of the southern unit. The exterior fire was extinguished and firefighters made their way into the structure to check for occupants. The search for occupants was accomplished on all levels while an aggressive fire attack was attempted, but the structural hazards such as burned out stairways and the worsening fire conditions forced the firefighters to withdraw from the building. A defensive fire strategy was then initiated in which the fire was fought from the outside with large elevated hose streams. One worker suffered minor burns while trying to extinguish the fire in its early stage and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The cause was determined to be accidental. Damage Estimate $3,000,000.