SEATTLE, Wash. – Firefighters were dispatched to a Fire in Building call 4200 block of Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE around around 1723 hours PDT on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
Units dispatched were the equivalent of a full response which included: Aid 2, Air 9, Battalions 2 and 4, Deputy 1, Engines 17, 22, 25, 40, 6 and 9 and Ladders 3, 4 and 9. Medic units 16 and 44 (Supervisor). Marshal 5 (FIU). REHAB 1 (Firefighter REHAB unit). Command Staff which includes Safety 2 (Safety Officer) and Staff 10 (Administrative Officer).
The first due units arriving reported smoke visible from the building. Fire Officials released a statement that all occupants had self-evacuated. No injuries to civilians, staff or firefighters were indicated. (1735 hours PDT)
Fire was knocked down quickly and crews were tasked with finding extensions into the building. (1739 hours PDT)
Crews brought the fire under control and FIU Investigators were immediately brought in. They were reportedly en route to determine the cause. (1745 hours PDT)
The building located at this address is listed as being named by Redmond’s Microsoft Chairman and CEO to honor his late mother, Mary Gates.
At the time of this post, there was no cause or estimate of damage caused by the fire.
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