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Large building catches fire in downtown Seattle; no injuries reported

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SEATTLE -- A large building caught fire Thursday afternoon in downtown Seattle.

Multiple Seattle Fire Department units responded to a vacant building fire at 1919 1st Ave. around 3 p.m. Thursday. The fire, believed to have started on the third floor, was upgraded to a 2-alarm blaze, SFD spokesperson Alice Kim said.

The fire was brought under control and extinguished a short time after crews arrived on scene, Kim said.

No injuries were reported. However, nearby Neighborcare Health was evacuated due to smoke from the fire.

As of 3:50 p.m., roads remained closed around the building.

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


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