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Firefighters extinguish apartment fire on 2nd Ave.

SEATTLE – On Sept. 5 at 9:17 a.m., Seattle’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a low-rise apartment building at the 2100 block of 2nd Ave. When firefighters arrived on scene, they reported black smoke showing from the structure and a working fire on floor 1. Crews quickly gained access to the apartment unit where the fire was located, and reported flames still showing from the door. Firefighters put water on the fire and shortly after called it under control. The buildings sprinkler system was effective in helping to douse the flames. The first-in ladder truck conducted a search of the unit and reported no occupants inside, but rescued an injured cat. Additional crews went to the floor above the fire unit and reported heavy smoke in a unit on floor 2; no one was occupying that unit at the time of the fire. 

The fire was contained to the unit on floor 1 and no injuries to persons were reported. Approximately 25 minutes after arrival on scene, incident command reported the fire was extinguished. Animal Control was contacted for assistance with the cat, and fire investigators responded to begin their investigation into the cause of the fire.