A fatal fire at the Green Lake Plaza apartments is under investigation. The fire claimed the life of an elderly resident and caused $300,000 in damages to the eleven story building at 505 Northeast 70th.
The call came in just before 1:30 on Monday afternoon. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames coming from a seventh floor window and extending up the exterior of the building. A man in his 70’s was found dead in the seventh floor apartment where the fire started. There were no other injuries.
Over 100 firefighters fought the blaze. Red Cross assisted 14 residents who were displaced because of smoke and water damage.