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Firefighters battle 2-Alarm vacant building fire in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood

Seattle – At 12:03 a.m., Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from vacant commercial structure in the 1000 block of S. Jackson St., in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood.

Firefighters arrived on scene to heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story vacant building. After assessing the scene, incident command quickly upgraded the response to a 2-alarm fire, bringing in more resources to help fight the fire. In total, more than 85 firefighters responded to the scene. 

Crews took a defensive attack, pouring water on the fire from the exterior of the building. Several ladder trucks were deployed to pour water on the fire from above.

No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Crews will remain on scene for several hours until the fire is extinguished, the building is searched and the investigation into the cause of the fire is complete. 

UPDATED June 12: Firefighters worked with excavators through Tuesday to fully extinguish the fire in a vacant commercial building. The building owner worked with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) on permitting for demolition, which is currently underway. Our investigators ruled the cause of the fire was undetermined. No injuries were reported.