At least seven injured in Seattle motel fire
Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2020 at 6:37 pm
SEATTLE, WA – At least seven people were injured after a fire broke out at a motel on Aurora Avenue North in Seattle on Monday morning, according to King 5.
2400 Blk of Aurora Ave N: Fire is under control and under investigation. No injuries to any firefighters. pic.twitter.com/I1Ozlx3MG2
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) July 13, 2020
The Seattle Fire Department arrived at the motel around 5 a.m. Monday to find people jumping out of windows.
The fire had started on the third floor, according to SFD Chief Harold Scoggins.
First responders treated burns and minor injuries that resulted from people jumping out of second- and third-story windows.
Out of the seven people who were injured, six were transported to Harborview Medical Center for more treatment. Four of those victims – two men and two women – are currently in critical condition with burn injuries.
Aurora Avenue North was closed to traffic while crews worked to contain the fire, which was completely put out by 7 a.m.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
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