An apparent arson emptied the Valdok apartment building at 1702 NW 56th St overnight.
The fire was first reported in the My Ballard Group by Lauri Miller, who heard on the scanner that Seattle Fire was responding to a fire alarm at Valdok at 12:30am.
Seattle Police responded alongside the fire department, and said the fire was discovered in a garbage can on the first floor of the apartment building.
The building was evacuated until SPD and SFD could do a sweep, and there was one suspected break-in during the evacuation, according to reports in the My Ballard Group.
SPD says detectives are still investigating — we’ll update with any new information.