Fire destroys industrial building in Fremont; no injuries reported

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SEATTLE — Black smoke could be seen from all around Seattle as firefighters battled a billowing 2-alarm fire at an industrial building Tuesday in Fremont.

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The fire was reported around 1 p.m. in the 400 block of North 35th Street at the ASKO Processing, Inc., fire officials said. Soon after, black plumes of smoke were seen high in the air.

Initial reports show no one was injured in the blaze and everyone at the building was accounted for, though the building appeared to be a total loss.

Firefighters were in a defensive mode to battle the blaze shortly after it was reported.

The Seattle Fire Department said the fire was extinguished at 3:15 p.m. and that 12 workers had been safely evacuated.

No other buildings were damaged.

A HazMat team responded to the scene, as firefighters believe hazardous materials were inside the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the Seattle Fire Department said.

Asko Processing, Inc, produces products for aerospace, electronics and industrial applications, their website said.

Asko was fined more than $13,000 in 2013 by Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

"The issue was cadmium exposure, " wrote L& I's Elaine Fischer in an email to Q13 FOX News.  "Cadmium is a toxic metal common in industrial settings that do electro plating.  Employers must take steps to prevent employee exposure."

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