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According to SFD, the flames were limited to a small room within the large greenhouse. Swanson’s Nursery President, Brian Damron, said that the main areas that were destroyed aside from the seminar room, was a storage area and a utility room.

‘Business as usual’ after electrical fire damages building at Swanson’s Nursery

A fire broke out at Swanson’s Nursery in the early morning hours of Monday August 22, and Seattle Firefighters were quick to respond and extinguish the blaze.

According to the Ballard News-Tribune’s news partner, Q-13 Fox, a Seattle Fire Department representative said flames damaged a portion of a greenhouse at the nursery, which is located on the 9700 block of 15th Avenue N.W.

Q-13 reported: “Fire broke through the glass of the greenhouse,” said Deputy Chief Tom Walsh. “It was extinguished pretty quickly. I would say about 15 minutes.”

Swanson’s reported that a concerned neighbor tipped off SFD for a quick response.

According to SFD, the flames were limited to a small room within the large greenhouse. Their crews had to get to the flames through the back of the property and needed to clear a portion of a wooden fence to get to the fire. They believe an electrical issue made the initial combustion. Fire crews prevented the flames from spreading to neighboring properties.

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