Seattle mattress fire causes evacuations, $150k in damages

Several people were displaced and one was hospitalized from a mattress fire inside a Seattle apartment complex this weekend.

On Saturday night, Seattle Fire crews responded to a fire in a residential high rise building near 1st Ave. and Blanchard Street in Belltown.

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Multiple units responded, blocking roads while working to put out the mattress fire.

The Seattle Fire Department says the fire was contained to one room, but due to doors being left open, smoke traveled into the stairwells throughout the building.

Six people were assessed by medics, and one was taken to the hospital in stable condition.


'We had to jump over the flames': Woman describes escaping encampment fire near I-5

The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) responded to a fire just off I-5 Saturday morning. It was first thought to be a brush fire but was later determined to have started as an encampment fire that spread.

Those displaced by the fire were assisted by the Red Cross.

SFD estimated the fire caused around $150,000 in damages.

The cause of the fire was ruled undetermined.