Major fire at Fircrest

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Building fire at Fircrest
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

A fire in a gas dryer at Fircrest has destroyed the entire building housing the laundry.

Fire crews from Woodinville, Bothell, Northshore, Kirkland, Snohomish, and Seattle are responding.

The fire spread rapidly in the old building and collapsed the roof.

Crews are attacking the fire from all sides to keep it from spreading.

Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

North City Water is having no trouble delivering sufficient water to fight the fire, but fire crews are hampered in getting sufficient water to the fire because of the old, small pipes in the Fircrest site.

Because there were laundry chemicals in the building, the fire is being treated as a haz-mat. There has been an effort to keep media and bystanders out of the path of the smoke, which is traveling north.

Uncertain if the residents are being moved, but Shoreline Fire reports that "all evacuated."

Fircrest is a residential facility for severely disabled people. It is located at NE 155th and 15th NE in Shoreline.

This story will be updated as information is available.

updated 11:38am


Tim O'Shea July 20, 2017 at 11:14 AM  

This is very shocking . I worked there from 1993- 2013 when i was injured on the job with a rotator cuff in my left shoulder.. Thoughts and prayers to all my ex employees <3

BillyRay Valentine July 20, 2017 at 9:15 PM  

I used to work there and can say that this is souly due to the new & incompetent laundry supervisor. The departments long time supervisor left Fircrest a couple of months ago and the whole department has gone down the tubes since the new supervisor took over. Not surprising at all. This is the end of Fircrest.

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