SEATTLE – On Thursday, January 5, 2017, at approximately 3:20 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department responded to reports of a motor home fire at the intersection of 1st Avenue S and S Spokane Street after receiving notification from the Port of Seattle Police Department.
Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke under the viaduct and immediately began firefighting efforts. During the search, firefighters located a deceased adult inside the vehicle. A secondary search concluded there were no additional occupants and the fire was under control by 3:29 a.m.
Fire Investigation Unit members have concluded that this was an accidental fire caused by improperly discarding smoking materials that ignited miscellaneous debris and a couch.
The estimated total loss for this incident is $15,000.