No injuries reported from fire in Roosevelt apartment building

Updated April 24: According to the Seattle Fire Department, the cause of the fire was a cigarette that was not disposed of properly. Seattle Fire estimates the damage to be about $45,000 total for both the apartment where the fire started and the one below, which suffered water damage.


The Seattle Fire Department responded quickly to put out a fire that started in the 6700 Roosevelt Apartments on NE 67th and Roosevelt Way NE (map) shortly after 5:00 p.m. on April 23. There were no injuries reported and it was not immediately known what caused the fire.

The fire seemed to have started in an apartment on the top floor of a unit along NE 67th Street, directly behind QFC, but did not appear to have spread to other units. Witnesses say that there were flames shooting out of the apartment when fire trucks arrived on the scene. Via Twitter, another witness said that an unattended barbeque grill on the deck was to blame.





Raw footage of the fire courtesy of KIRO7 TV Seattle (No audio):

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