Firefighters and assets were dispatched to a commercial fire located on N 45th Street and 1st Avenue NE in Seattle, Washington early Thursday morning at 0606 hours PT.  This  was a multiple story building under construction.

At 0642 hours PT, the Deputy Chief requested  the incident to be escalated to a 2nd alarm bringing out additonal units and equipment.  Concerns of exposure buildings catching aflame due to the structure had fire on all four sides.

Units dispatched for this incident were:

A25 AIR10 B4 B6 DEP1 E16 E17 E22 E31 E9 L10 L8 L9 M17 M44 MAR5 REHAB1 SAFT2 STAF10 AIR 240-260 B2 E18 E21 E25 E38 L1 L4 PIO AIR260

Eyewitnesses reported a smoke column could be seen as far away from the  Greenlake area at 0700 hours PT.

No reports of injuries to civilians or to firefighters were known at the time of this post.

No preliminary cause was released.

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