City of Seattle to clear out Lake City encampment

SEATTLE -- A homeless encampment in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood is expected to be cleared out Monday morning.

The city of Seattle's navigation team is conducting a sweep and offering resources to the camp located at Northeast 31st Avenue near 123rd Street. It's located right behind the L.A. Fitness building.

A recent fire prompted the sweep, officials said.

While some neighbors tell Q13 News the drugs and prostitution have to go, others said it is a sad situation that needs better solutions.

The sweep is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Monday.

This latest clearing comes after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced an expansion to the city's navigation team. The city has hired four new staff members which will allow the team to work seven days a week.

The navigation team is responsible for clearing encampments before they become dangerous.

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