The first arriving engine company (Engine 10) saw smoke and flames coming from the East side of the 2-story wood-frame structure. Arriving crews fought the fire offensively, putting firefighters inside of the building to push the fire out. Ladder 7 conducted a primary search of the units that sustained heavy fire damage. At the height of the fire, there were 12 engine companies, and six ladder trucks on scene, with a total of 31 fire apparatus.
The fire was reported as under control at 8:32 a.m. and was completely extinguished by 10:28 a.m. There were no reported injuries.
The fire occurred in a vacant Seattle Housing Authority building that is scheduled for demolition. Fire investigators ruled the fire as undetermined. The fire started in the end unit on the east side of the building. The building will remain on fire watch throughout the day and night.