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Patrick Robinson
A fire in an underground electrical vault at the Fairway Apartments near the West Seattle Golf Course cut power to the building on Friday night, April 17.

Fire in apartment electrical vault causes alarm but no one hurt

A fire in an underground electrical vault at the Fairway Apartments located at 4511 35th SW drew a multi engine response from the Seattle Fire Department just before 8pm on Friday April 17. The vault was seen to have black soot on the outside and some smoke.

City Light was contacted to have them cut power to the building and the plan according to firefighter was to fill the vault with CO2 gas and smother any flames or fire still active in the space.

No word on how much damage was done, what caused the fire or when power would be restored.

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