Several shops were destroyed by a major fire in downtown Ballard on the 2300 block of NW Market Street. The fire started around noon on Monday.
Flames and heavy smoke poured out of the building. La Isla restaurant, Supercuts, Kitchen N Things and Octo Designs & Jewelers sustained heavy damage and are a total loss. The Pho Vietnamese restaurant that borders Coleman Jewelers was also damaged from smoke exposure and water, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
Nearby apartments were also evacuated.
At the fire's peak, 150 firefighters, or about 65% of Seattle Fire's on-duty resources, were responding. One firefighter was taken with minor injuries to a hospital, officials said.
No one else was injured in the massive fire.