Seattle firefighters battle fire under Pier 56

Seattle firefighters battle fire under Pier 56

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Seattle firefighters battle fire under Pier 56

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 26 at 10:27 AM

A fireboat was called in to help fight a fire under Pier 56 on the Seattle waterfront on Saturday afternoon.

The Seattle Fire Department says when the fire call came in at around 2 p.m., the caller stated that they could see smoke and flames visible beneath the pier.

Firefighters were put on small boats and went underneath the pier to fight the fire and there was also a team fighting the fire from above.

Seattle Police Harbor Patrol also assisted.  

The fire was under control within 30 minutes.

Several restaurants were evacuated because of the smoke. The fire did not impact operation of the Great Wheel, which is on the adjacent Pier 57.

There were no injuries.

 

 

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