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Two overnight fires in South Seattle

SEATTLE – Firefighters responded to two separate working fires last night in South Seattle. The Fire Alarm Center received the first call at 11:55 p.m. on May 23 for a report of a house fire at the 4200 Block of S. Eddy St. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke and flames from the back side of a one-story home. The fire was extinguished within 26 minutes and there were no reported injuries.

The second call came in at 2:02 a.m. with the caller reporting a storage unit on fire at the 11200 Block of Beacon Avenue S. Engine 33 arrived first on scene and saw a fully-involved detached garage fire and requested a full response. There were initial reports of three people trapped inside the garage, but upon investigating, this was found to be incorrect.

Firefighters worked to protect the home just East of the garage, however it did sustain minor damage to the side of the structure. Three residents inside this home were evacuated as a precaution. Due to the amount of fire and hazardous propane tanks located inside the garage, the response was upgraded to a 2-alarm, bringing in additional units. Firefighters continued to make progress on keeping the fire under control, resulting in the cancellation of the second alarm. The fire was completely extinguished within 40 minutes of arriving on scene. At the height of the fire, there were four engine companies and two ladder trucks on scene. There were no reported injuries to residents or firefighters.

The cause of both fires is under investigation.

РActing PIO Firefighter Hilton Almond