Helicopters are flying overhead and Seattle 911 reports a fire at 1624 N. 45th St (the building directly behind Kitaro Bento Sushi). We’ll keep you posted with details as we get them.
Update 6:47 pm Eyewitnesses tell us that it’s actually the building behind Kitaro and not the restaurant. The fire seems to be under control but we have folks tweeting that flames can still be seen on the roof.
Update 7:14 pm. KOMO news is reporting that there are no injuries from the fire. Here’s a link to their earlier video footage:
Follow us on Twitter: @wallyhood for up to the minute information and I’ll post another update here in a bit.
Update 7:48pm: Rich Hansen sent us this picture from the fire.
More photos of the fire, courtesy of Alex Garland, can be seen on Flikr and in the slideshow below:
Here’s what the building looked like in daylight, before the fire. Looking at the pictures sent by our readers, massive damage occurred in the second story of the building directly behind Kitaro.