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Crews put out 2-alarm residential fire near Seattle University

Seattle Firefighters douse a blaze at a building near Seattle University (Photo courtesy Seattle Fire Department)

SEATTLE -- Firefighters put out a a two-alarm fire late Thursday morning at a residence on 15th Avenue and East Cherry Street near Seattle University, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

There were no reported injuries, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The house was vacant, and the fire started inside it, the Fire Department said. The cause has been ruled undetermined.

The first call about the fire came in at 11:16 a.m. Firefighters arrived and upgrade it to a second alarm.

Crews were able to keep two structures nearby from catching on fire.

It is unclear what the extent of the damage is at this time.


The fire was under control in 19 minutes and extinquished by 11:48 a.m. Seattle City Light was called for a live power line that fell across a ladder truck.

SDOT asks drivers use alternate routes.


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