Fire crews found one person dead in a blaze at a five-story senior housing building in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.
Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 300 block of West Roy Street around 3:15 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter. A few minutes later, the department reported the fire had been extinguished and had been contained to one apartment unit.
A spokesperson for the Seattle Housing Authority confirmed the fire began at Michaelson Manor, a 57-unit building operated under the city’s Senior Housing Program, which reserves buildings for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Firefighters found the victim inside the kitchen — where the fire began — of a first-floor apartment, fire spokesperson David Cuerpo said. The Housing Authority spokesperson declined to share further details about the victim, citing tenant privacy concerns.
The Seattle Police Department is investigating the blaze.
No further information was immediately available.