No one injured in MLT condo fire Sunday

Firefighters used a ladder truck to fight the blaze Sunday.
Firefighters used a ladder truck to fight the blaze Sunday.

Condo fire May 5 007Story and photos by Doug Petrowski

No one was reportedly injured in a fire at a three-story condo building in the 5500 block of 240th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace  Sunday. About 35 firefighters from Fire District 1, Lynnwood and Shoreline responded to the two-alarm blaze around 5 p.m.

“The first units on scene reported seeing heavy fire coming out of one up the upper-story windows,” said District 1 Assistant Fire Chief Mark Correira. The fire caused a portion of the roof to collapse and there was heavy damage throughout the east-end unit of the building.

Firefighters were able to escape the building before the roof collapsed, Correira said.

The Red Cross and Support 7 assistance organizations were on scene to help any displaced residents of the building.

Firefighters were expected to be at the site of the fire through the night. There was no immediate report on the cause of the fire or the monetary damage to the building.

  1. I was on my deck enjoying the afternoon 76 degree sunshine, when I smelled the acrid odor of burning plastic. I began to see dark smoke drifting by my deck in the stiff breeze blowing at the time. This, along with the sirens beginning to sound, grabbed my attention, and verified what I suspected, FIRE! I put on my walking shoes to join the other neighbors, who by this time were beginning to make their way up to the scene. I was impressed at how quick, and complete the emergency response was by this time. Thank you all Emergency crews. The fire was contained quickly.

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