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Seattle Fire releases cause of 4-alarm fire in north Queen Anne

SEATTLE – Fire investigators conducted a thorough investigation of the 4-alarm fire in north Queen Anne that occurred on Nov. 10 at the 3500 Block of 6th Ave. W. During the course of investigation, they determined the fire was intentionally set, and are ruling it as arson. The total estimated loss to all structures impacted, including contents, is estimated at $4.3 million. The Seattle Police Department is conducting the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information about this fire should contact SPD’s Arson and Bomb Squad at (206) 684-8980. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.

The scene was turned over to property owners on Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Five structures, power lines, multiple vehicles, and a residence and trailer on the waterfront sustained damage. This was the largest fire Seattle has experienced in eight years, with the previous fire occurring in 2010. There were no reported injuries to members of the public or firefighters.

Media availability with Fire Chief Harold Scoggins will be held at the site today (Nov. 13) at 1 p.m. Media should contact Seattle Police Public Affairs with follow-up questions regarding the investigation.

  • Who: Fire Chief Harold Scoggins
  • Date: Nov. 13, 2018
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: 3528 6th Ave. W. in Seattle


Kristin Tinsley
Public Information Officer
Seattle Fire Department