Lumber warehouse collapses in four-alarm fire in North Queen Anne

The building of a lumber company collapsed in a four-alarm fire Saturday night in North Queen Anne near Seattle Pacific University. The building is owned by Gascoigne Lumber Company. The fire also engulfed four other buildings in the area.

Firefighters responded shortly after 8:49 p.m. to a call reporting flames visible from a structure along the ship canal in the 300 block of Ewing Street. Early responders reported flames up to 100 feet in the air from a warehouse. At the peak of the incident, a total of three buildings and two large sheds were on fire. The contents of the building were mostly lumber. Firefighters fought defensively from outside the warehouse.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Fire and smoke could be seen throughout the city, and an alert was sent to a half-mile radius from the incident directing people to stay inside to avoid smoke exposure.

Crews continued to work Sunday morning to fully extinguish the fire.

Investigators will begin a length investigation once the fire is completely out.

HUGE fire in Queen Anne (Seattle) just south of Fremont Bridge right now

Posted by Deedee Sun on Saturday, November 10, 2018