City 911 response data is showing that mutiple emergency vehicles were dispatched to Broadmore Apartments at 423 Terry Ave in response to a fire in the residence. Our sister blog Capitol Hill Seattle is reporting on Twitter the fire was limited to the roof and has been "tapped" with reportedly no damage to the apartments below.
No word yet on what caused the fire, but we do know that the Broadmore has rooftop access for residents. We have reached out to the Seattle Fire Department and will update this post with more data when it is available.
UPDATE 3:30 P.M.: A post from the Seattle Fire Department clarifies that the damage was only to the wooden rooftop deck -- not even to the roof itself -- and was likely caused by "improperly discarded smoking materials." After getting the call at 1:01 p.m., the firefighters quickly climbed up to the roof and extinguished the fire in just a few minutes. Nobody was injured.
If you must smoke on your flammable, wooden rooftop deck, may we recommend bringing a bowl or a mug with you as a makeshift ashtray? Keep it clean, keep it safe.