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Lighthouse Apartment Fire South Seattle

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Published on Jul 24, 2011

SEATTLE TIMES —
Firefighters are battling a fire at an apartment complex south of Seattle. The blaze is sending a plume of smoke that is visible from downtown Seattle and as far away as Tacoma.

The fire broke out at the Lighthouse Apartments Sunday afternoon south of Seattle. The nonprofit Union Gospel Mission owns and operates the four-story, 18-unit apartment for low-income people.

The group's senior vice president Gary Fast says about 30 people had to flee the burning apartment building and that "everyone is accounted for." He said two people were taken to hospitals but he did not know the extent of their injuries.

Fast said "Everybody is shaken up. It's a tough thing. Some of their vehicles were consumed in the fire, too."

The building has 18 units, but two were empty.

*Post fire video here http://youtu.be/mVF4Z5ok_b8

Comments • 98

SnowyOwl
That F**** cop car that is standing in the middle of the road needs to be plowed by fire truck. I understand that they need to be there for security reasons but move your shitty ford out of their way.
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kither04
Just love how all the people can criticize the fire dept like they are doing it wrong. However nobody volunteers or takes the test to do it. They are not on the heavy fire side for a reason and only a trained firefighter who did a 360 walk knows why. Loss of property over loss of life! That building was beyond savable. 
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Chief, Mike Decker
You can blame the city leaders on this one.  A structure this size with this many residents and they didn't require a fire road on all four sides.  You can't fight what you can get to.
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Arkadia Moon
Ah, YouTube.  Armchair incident commanders on tap.  Professional firefighters are not idiots, and the people who are actually calling the shots at something like this have earned their positions through lots of training and experience.  They know what they're doing and why.
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cemeterymaiden1
This is a really good reason to get renter's insurance!!
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Robert Young
And Jaime,lame comments like yours are proof that you're a flaming imbicilic moron
Xbob gottX
ever seen that movie fight club? working jobs we hate to buy things we dont need to impress people we dont like...
Ashtheslayer360
LOOK WERE THERE PUTTING WATER AND LOOK AT TUE OTHER SIDE WERE THERE IS FIRE THEY DIDNT DO SHIT
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Dharitza Cruz
I just came here to read the comments. 
arcfire1109
what the fuck is an articulated tanker =S, I see Aerial Platforms, a Tiller, and some Pumpers, but nothing resembling an articulated tanker, Sounds like a form of spider...
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