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Officers assist in rescue of tenants

On September 22nd, at approximately 11:10 pm, North Precinct patrol officers were flagged down by a citizen advising them of a structure fire in the 11500 Block of 15th Avenue NE.  The officers could see flames shooting from the roof of the building and quickly notified the Seattle Fire Department.

Three officers entered the building and began alerting the sleeping residents to evacuate the building.  The officers went floor to floor knocking on doors and assisting in getting everyone out.  Two officers had to force open a door after being advised that there was an elderly tenant inside who was very hard of hearing.  The officers were able to successfully get her to safety.

The officers then shifted to traffic control until the scene was cleared by the Seattle Fire Department.