After a four-alarm fire that erupted in North Queen Anne Saturday night, engulfing three buildings and two sheds on the south side of the Ship Canal, fire investigators were still waiting Sunday afternoon for the fire to be fully extinguished so they could safely investigate.
Seattle Fire Department spokesperson Kristin Tinsley said firefighters were working to put out embers or smoldering fires that could cause the fire to reignite, and that process could take several days. The cause of the fire was undetermined, pending the start of the investigation. The buildings and sheds burned in Saturday night’s fire are leased by Northwest Millwork and Gascoigne Lumber, a family business established in 1926. The building housing Gascoigne operations would have celebrated its 100th year in 2019. Two of the structures collapsed, but the building housing Gascoigne’s administrative offices was relatively unscathed.