According to our news partners at The Seattle Times, over 100 firefighters and 30 firefighting rigs were on site fighting the fire at the Asko Group Building on Tuesday afternoon.
SFD confirmed that the fire was extinguished at 3:15 p.m. after twelve workers were evacuated safely from the building. Nearby businesses were also evacuated and streets were closed in all directions surrounding the building.
As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon the cause of the fire was still under investigation. According to The Seattle Times, investigators are yet to go inside the building because of concerns about hazardous materials and the building’s strucutural integrity
Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries during the fire which took over an hour for SFD crews to control. No initial estimate of damage is available at this time.
Many My Ballard readers emailed in photos and videos of the Fremont fire. Click here to check out the photos on our Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of My Ballard reader Jeff. Video courtesy of My Ballard reader Chris.
According to tweets from The Seattle Fire Department, crews are currently responding to a two-alarm defensive fire in the Fremont area.
Firefighters are currently on the scene of the fire in a building in the 400 block of North 35th Street. According to their reports, heavy smoke and flames are coming from the building.
SFD warns drivers to prepare for traffic delays in the area.
My Ballard reader Steven emailed in the below photo of the fire in the distance as seen from Ballard.
Check out the aerial photos taken from the KOMO News chopper below.
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