Fires at homeless camps in Seattle have gotten all too frequent.
Simply two weeks in the past, there was a serious fireplace at a homeless camp over an alleged drug dealing dispute.
Now there was one other and there was a lot smoke that it might be seen all around the metropolis.
KING 5 News studies:
Encampment fireplace in Seattle attributable to ‘reckless burning,’ investigators say
An encampment fireplace triggered a large plume of smoke to rise above downtown Seattle Monday afternoon.
The hearth sparked in an encampment at Mercer Avenue close to Fairview, near an Interstate 5 on-ramp. Eastbound lanes of Mercer Avenue have been blocked whereas firefighters labored on the scene.
There have been no accidents reported and firefighters didn’t discover anybody within the encampment.
Seattle Fireplace Division investigators say the fireplace on Mercer Avenue was deliberately set. A 46-year-old man was arrested for an investigation of reckless burning.
In response to courtroom paperwork, the person accused of setting the fireplace instructed officers on the scene that he was cleansing his tent when he knocked over a lit candle. He instructed police he didn’t initially discover the candle be knocked over, however tried to extinguish the flames as soon as his tent caught fireplace.
The smoke plume from the fireplace might be seen from throughout the water on Alki Seaside.
See the video clips beneath:
Seattle encampment, fireplace pic.twitter.com/MnwOwIUdiw
— Glenn E. Malone, EdD (@GEMalone) August 15, 2023
One thing is critically on fireplace round Eastlake in Seattle proper now pic.twitter.com/vzt50fOQ7J
— Sergey Yun (@iskra_9) August 15, 2023
— Hayssam (@destinatepath) August 15, 2023
WHAT A SCENE OFF I-5: Man arrested for reckless burning after fireplace erupts at Mercer Avenue encampment in Seattle
— Steve McCarron KOMO (@SteveTVNews) August 15, 2023
For a progressive metropolis that claims to care concerning the atmosphere, Seattle certain has loads of pointless and harmful fires.