Fire tears through vacant Rainier Valley building

Rainier Valley residents and businesses were asked to close their windows and doors due to heavy smoke from a nearby building fire, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

The fire was reported around 3:40 p.m. on Friday near Rainier Ave. S and S. Walker Street.

The building appears to be the old Borracchini's Bakery, which shut down in 2021 after nearly 100 years.  

The building is vacant and it doesn't appear anyone was inside. 

Crews worked for hours to get the fire under control. One firefighter was taken to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries. 

It's not clear how the fire started. Crews have not specified the extent of the damage. 

This is a developing story.

FOX 13 will have updates as they become available.