A commercial building destroyed in a three-alarm fire last month in Ballard is being demolished, under orders from the city of Seattle.
The fire caused about $3 million in damage and destroyed four businesses - Kitchen n’ Things, La Isla, Supercuts, and Coleman Jeweler. A fifth business, the Pho Vietnamese restaurant, was heavily damaged.
The blaze was likely caused by an overheated electrical system, Seattle fire officials said.
About 65% of Seattle's on-duty firefighting force responded to the Oct. 7 blaze in the 11,000-square-foot building in the 2300 block of NW Market Street.
"The building is beyond repair, and the north wall is at risk of collapsing into the structure to the north along 24th Avenue NW," wrote Nathan Torgelson, director of the city of Seattle's Department of Construction & Inspections.