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Patrick Robinson
More than 15 engines responded to the fire at 6955 Delridge Way SW in the Lam Bow apartments. As many as 25 units were damaged by fire or water but some were completely consumed by flames. No one was hurt according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Major fire rages through multiple apartments on Delridge Way SW

A major apartment fire damaging as many as 25 units in the Lam Bow apartment complex at 6955 Delridge Way SW displaced residents and did extensive damage but no one was hurt according to the Seattle Fire Department. Seattle Police ran into the building and quickly evacuated people, likely sparing them injury or worse according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Buliding B on the west side of the complex was the one involved.

Firefighters got the call around 2:36pm of flames and smoke coming from the building.

Seattle Fire public information officer Harold Webb said, "First in units reported heavy smoke. They made a rapid attack on the inside and realized the fire had gotten ahead of them, immediately called for a 211 response. The fact that we needed rehab people and others meant it went to a 311. 15 engine companies and 7 truck companies on scene with roughly 122 firefighters."

Webb, responding to a question why the extension ladder mounted hoses were not being used said,

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