Smoke from fire near Seattle waterfront closes viaduct

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Smoke from a fire near Seattle's waterfront prompted transportation officials to shut down SR 99 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct Sunday afternoon.

Northbound lanes of SR 99 have reopened after officials closed traffic at the West Seattle Bridge. Southbound lanes remained closed from Denny Way to Columbia Street so firefighters can reach an area where a brush fire broke out under the viaduct near Pike Place Market.

A few blocks away from the brush fire in a separate incident, a mini van was also engulfed in flames in the Belltown neighborhood.

While officials have not released details about the van fire, a viewer caught the dramatic fire on video.

So far no injuries have been reported.

Other viewers were also capturing the smoke from the fires on video and sharing it on social media.

 

 

So there's a fire under the viaduct! Crazy smoke @king5seattle

A post shared by Armin H. Ausejo (@arrrminhammerrr) on

 

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