Multiple buildings burn in large Renton fire (VIDEO)

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Fire officials were on the scene of a large blaze Saturday in Renton.


Fire officials were on the scene of a large blaze Saturday in Renton. Sent from Facebook user Alan Mekthanavanh.

RENTON — Multiple buildings caught fire Saturday afternoon in Renton, Skyway Fire reported.

The fire was reported in the 1400 block of South 18th Street at a 30-unit apartment building. According to Skyway Fire, multiple structures were caught up in the blaze, and many units reported to the scene.

It was not immediately known how big the fire was, but smoke could be seen from far away, many on Twitter reported. The fire was even visible from I-405.

The American Red Cross said the fire at the apartment building impacted 80 people, and the building was a complete loss.

The fire appeared to be largely in control in the primary buildings by 3:15 p.m., but a nearby park caught fire, and structure protections were put in place in the Falcon Ridge Neighborhood of Renton as officials worried the fire could spread. Evacuations of homes in the neighborhood were possible, officials said.

A video of the blaze was also captured and sent to Q13FOX News.

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Kyle

    As someone who came home to this surprise, literally across the street in the building next door, they were telling us it could've been anything at this point. It's gonna be creepy driving past that hill now seeing nothing but scorched earth going down it knowing that could've been my home.

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