Asko, an industrial metal finishing plant located in Fremont on N 35th Street quickly became the center of attention yesterday as black smoke and flames poured out of the roof. All twelve employees working at the time were evacuated without injury according to news media. The fire was reported at 1pm on Tuesday September 30th and extinguished by 3:15pm that same day.
The plant, a very present reminder of Fremont’s industrial culture, did use potentially hazardous materials in their processing which has delayed identifying the cause of the fire. Following the containment of the fire the Seattle Fire Department tweeted:
A Fremont Universe reader also shared this photo from across Lake Union:
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