Seattle Fire Update: Georgetown Blaze 'Under Control', No Injuries Reported

Seattle Fire Today

A massive fire was reported in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A massive fire broke out in in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood
  • The blaze led to the closure of northbound lanes on State Route 99
  • Seattle firefighters are actively battling the flames
UPDATE: The Seattle Fire Department provided an update, saying the brush fire that erupted in the Georgetown neighborhood is "under control."
ORIGINAL STORY:
A significant brush fire erupted in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood on Tuesday evening, leading to the closure of northbound lanes on State Route 99. The blaze, which began at 1st Ave. S and East Marginal Way S near Boeing Field, has resulted in the closure of northbound SR 99 near this intersection. Traffic is being redirected off at the Michigan Street exit due to safety concerns and ongoing firefighting efforts.
The fire, reportedly sparked around 5 p.m., has reportedly engulfed power lines, causing some to collapse. Seattle firefighters are actively battling the flames. Videos showed towering plumes of smoke in the area. The Seattle Department of Transportation is also on-site to manage traffic diversions and ensure public safety.
"All lanes NB SR 99 at the north end of the 1st Ave Bridge in #Seattle are blocked for a fire. Traffic is being diverted off to the Michigan St exit. Fire is at the scene. Use alternate routes and expect delays," Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported on X.
Authorities advised drivers to avoid the area and anticipate traffic delays as emergency crews continue their efforts to contain the fire and clear the affected roadway.
The Seattle Police Department provided an update, confirming the no one was injured in the fire.
"Firefighters are on scene at 1st Ave. S. & East Marginal Way S. for a brushfire that extended to an RV, several semi-trucks and at least two utility poles. Crews have water on the fire and no injuries were reported," the fire department said.
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