Small fire breaks out at Westin Hotel in Seattle, quickly extinguished

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

westinSEATTLE — A small fire broke out in the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle Wednesday, sparking a large Fire Department response. The blaze was quickly put out.

There were no injuries, the Fire Department said.

Data pix.

Seattle Fire said construction crews were remodeling a bathroom on the fifth floor of the hotel when insulation caught fire. Smoke coming out of that floor could be seen by people outside on the street.  The smoke also moved up a vent to the 10th and 11th floors.

The Seattle Fire Department said later that hotel Security evacuated the entire north Tower as a precaution.

The Fire Department estimated the damage at $40,000.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.