Greenwood Fire Ruled Arson
Seattle Fire Investigators completed their investigation today into a three alarm fire that occurred in Greenwood last week and have determined that the fire was set in a coffee shop by an unknown suspect. Damage is estimated at $2 million which includes damage to the building and the contents of four businesses.
Firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the area of Greenwood Avenue and Northwest 85th Street just after 4:00 a.m. on October 23. When firefighters arrived on the scene they saw smoke and flames coming from the roof of a one-story building in a block that contained three restaurants, a coffee shop, a theatre and a beauty school.
Nearly 100 Seattle Firefighters fought the fire for over two hours before they brought it under control. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one building and save the adjacent buildings except for smoke and water damage. One firefighter suffered an ankle injury in the fire. There were no other injuries.