Dozens displaced following large apartment fire in West Seattle
SEATTLE -- Nobody was hurt but heavy property damage was sustained in a three-alarm apartment fire Tuesday afternoon in West Seattle.
Residents on the ground reported heavy smoke coming from the building at 6955 Delridge Way SW.
There was no immediate word on whether anybody had to escape the flames. The fire displaced around 50 people, officials said.
Officials told Q13 News reporter Janet Kim that 22 units burned in the fire that brought more than 120 firefighters to the scene.
The Red Cross sent in emergency assistance for residents who were displaced.
Traffic back-ups were reported in the area as road closures were in place in an effort to battle the fire. Delridge was shut down near SW Willow St.
The apartment complex is owned by the Seattle Housing Authority. The complex's residents earn less than 30 percent of the area's median income which is below $30,000 annually for an entire household.
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