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September 27, 2016 Sifting through the ashes at Lam Bow Apartments on Delridge Way SW
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By Lindsay Peyton

As the sun started to set on Delridge Way SW this evening, a few last plumes of smoke arose from the Lam Bow Apartment complex. Exhausted firefighters loaded back into their engines, and police officers continued to guide traffic around the blocked off street.

Parked in the middle of the thoroughfare was a Metro bus – surrounded by Red Cross volunteers.

Families with suitcases were loading up inside. A few others waited nearby, planning their next moves.

The rooftops from the apartment building were missing in places, where earlier in the afternoon flames had licked their ways up and left destruction in their path.

Seattle Fire Department public information officer Lieutenant Harold Webb said calls started coming in around 2:30 p.m. today reporting the three-alarm fire.

Webb said that in total, 122 firefighters were on the scene. “It started on the back side of the building and climbed up to the attic space,” he said. “There was significant damage.”

He estimated that 22 to 25 units were affected. A fire watch crew will stay on the property overnight – and investigators will resume their search tomorrow.

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