Seattle crews fought a fire in the vacant Borracchini’s Bakery building. Even after the fire was under control, crews remained at the scene overnight to fully extinguish the fire. The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to battle a fire on Rainier Avenue South and South Walker Street. The Borracchini’s Bakery building has been around a long time. It was shut down last year after 100 years in business.
The fire was a large blazed. It’s flames could be seen coming from the roof of the building. One wall of the building has partially collapsed. After a valiant effort, the fire was doused. One firefighter sustained minor injuries while working on the scene. That fire fighter was taken to Harborview Medical Center and later released. No other injuries were immediately reported and it was believed that the building was vacant when the fire broke out.
Residents that lived nearby were asked to close their windows and doors due to thick smoke billowing from the building. Crews poured water on the fire from outside the building, according to SFD.
SFD first tweeted about the fire around 3:45 p.m. on Friday. Neighbors that live nearby feel that the fire in Borracchini’s building is another blow to the area. Many knew about the bakery and thought of it as a Seattle institution. The shut down in 2021 was caused by a decrease in demand for cakes.
The fire was a two-alarm blaze. It broke out Friday evening. Dozens of firefighters responded to the blaze at the site, located at Rainer Ave. S. and S. Walker Street. Hot spots were continuing to flare after most of the flames were extinguished. North and southbound lanes on 23rd Avenue from S. Walker Street to S. Bayview Street were closed while crews worked to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation.