August 12—Seattle Fire Investigators determined an early morning fire at a Central District restaurant is an incendiary fire.
At 2:14 a.m. dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call reporting a fire at 1400 23rd Avenue at the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street. The first arriving engine company found flames visible from an exterior fire on the backside of the restaurant near a storage area. They also found light smoke was inside the restaurant. Firefighters contained the fire within 8 minutes of arriving.
The fire investigators estimate the damage loss at $90,000.
No one was inside the restaurant at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.
The Seattle Police Department Arson Bomb Squad is investigating.