Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wah Mee massacre site burns in Seattle's International District


An estimated 90 firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze that began around 4 PM Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 669 South King Street in Seattle. The cause of the fire is still unknown and continues to be considered "out of control." Shortly after 8 PM, firefighters reduced it to a one alarm response, but officials stated personnel would be stationed throughout the night. The American Red Cross was called to assist at least 22 displaced residents. The building was the site of the 1983 Wah Mee massacre, in which 13 people were killed in a robbery at the Wah Mee gambling club. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

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