3 major fires erupt overnight in Seattle, 2 fatal

SEATTLE — Two people died in separate fires in the city of Seattle overnight.

The fatal fires were two of three major fires that broke out overnight, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

The first fire started at around 2 a.m. at an apartment building on Vine Street in the Belltown neighborhood. In that fire, one person was killed, six others were hurt, and 50 people were evaluated.

A second person died in a house fire that started in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, according to Seattle Fire officials.

Crews were called to the home in the 4500 block of 12th Avenue South just before 4 a.m. The fire started on the upper floor of the house.

Firefighters entered the house and found a woman, about 90 years old, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

By 4:08 a.m., the fire was under control.

Then just after 5 a.m., Seattle firefighters were alerted by a fire alarm at a home in the 7000 block of 12th Avenue Northwest in Ballard.

The first crews to arrive found heavy smoke and flames coming from the one-story home. Everyone who was in the home had already evacuated.

The fire was under control by 5:19 a.m. 

The three people who lived in the home are being helped by the American Red Cross.

No one was hurt.

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