Update: September 30, 5:31 p.m.
Seattle Fire Department spokesperson, Kyle Moore, said that the flames were pouring out of the sides of the building by the time firefighters arrived at approximately 12:05 p.m.
“It was a defensive fire – we ended up fighting the fire from the outside and…because we realized it was extending flames in every direction we realized we needed more resources, so we called for a 2-11, which means a two alarm fire… We basically doubled our resources. “
Firefighters take a breather from fighting hot pockets in the charred remains of the buildingShane Harms
Approximately a dozen people were working on machinery when they notices flames. They tried to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers, but were unsuccessful and evacuated.
The building was confirmed a complete loss. The official cause for the fire is undetermined, but Moore reported the damage is substantial.