Seattle apartment building evacuated over collapse concerns

Photo credit: Seattle Fire

Seattle Fire Department evacuated an apartment in North Beacon Hill, due to concerns the building is at risk of collapsing.

The apartment building is located near Beacon Ave S and 15th Ave S, and at around 4 p.m., fire officials arrived to evacuate residents from the building. A structural engineer from the city’s Department of Construction and Inspections has been requested to evaluate any damage.

King County Metro is providing the displaced residents with a warm shelter, according to officials.

People are asked to avoid the area. It is unknown when or if the apartment will reopen.

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