June 17- Seattle Fire Investigators determined a fire in a 5th floor Pioneer Square condo was caused by a BBQ. The cause is being considered accidental.
The first 911 call came in at 6:03 p.m. reporting a BBQ that caught a deck on fire. Engine Company 10 arrived to the 500 block of 1st Avenue South and found smoke and flames coming from a top floor deck of the five-story condo building.
Firefighters connected to the buildings standpipe and ran hose lines into the unit. Flames were contained to the deck and adjacent walls preventing the fire from spreading to nearby units. The unit where the fire occurred also suffered smoke and water damage.
The damage estimate is $25,000 to the unit and $10,000 to the contents.
Medics transported one woman in her 60’s to Harborview Medical Center with 1st degree burns. She was in stable condition.
Medics also transported one firefighter with a minor injury who was hurt while overhauling the deck.
Firefighters are remaining on scene for a Fire Watch to ensure the charred deck does not rekindle.