130-year-old Seattle landmark severely damaged by fire in Belltown neighborhood

The historic Wayne Apartments was scheduled for demolition despite being granted landmark status in 2015. The apartment building dates back to the 1890s.

SEATTLE — A historic building dating back to the 1890s was severely damaged by a fire in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood early Thursday morning.

The fire at Wayne Apartments, located on the 2200 block of 2nd Avenue, was first reported just after 4 a.m. At one point, black smoke from the fire could be seen over the Seattle skyline as crews worked to put the fire out.

Seattle Fire Department spokesperson David Cuerpo said the building was divided into three separate units

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