Seattle Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from underneath the Ballard Bridge at 11:25 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the 4400 block of 15th Avenue Northwest. Firefighters arrived and found fire underneath the bridge in a storage yard. Four small boats, a truck and wooden pallets were involved in the fire. Firefighters attacked the fire and had it under control in approximately 20 minutes. There were no injuries. Seattle Department of Transportation came out to inspect the bridge due to soot and fire damage.
Fire Investigators determined that the fire was accidental, caused by a transient cooking fire. Damage was estimated at $100,000.