November 3— A rush-hour fire below the King Street Overpass this morning is considered an accidental fire according to a Seattle Fire Investigator. Around 8:30 a.m., a Seattle Fire Deputy Chief noticed the smoke and dispatched two fire engines and a ladder company to 4th Avenue South and South Jackson Street.
The firefighters from Engine Company 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a 3-4 foot concrete ledge located under the Jackson Street Overpass. The fire crews also found boxes in a nearby chained-link storage area on fire. The flames also caused some stored aerosol spray paint cans to explode. Within four minutes, firefighters were able to control the flames.
After the fire was knocked down, residual smoke from the fire caused an alarm to sound at the King Street Station.
A Seattle Fire Investigator determined the fire originated at a transient camp located underneath the overpass. The investigators found discarded smoking materials on top of flammable combustibles which most likely is the cause of the fire.
No one was injured and the minimal damage estimates are still being assessed.