Information on recent Lake City fires

The recent fires along the Lake City Way corridor have created a lot of questions and real concerns for our businesses and neighbors. We reached out to the Seattle Fire Department for what details they were able to provide.

The new Mexican grocery store Los Plebes de Rancho had their planned opening delayed due to the damage. Their website address is The beloved Thai One On is closed for at least six months for repairs. It is not yet clear if Thai One On plans to return. The fire at Dog Resort was due to a dryer fire and we extend a huge thanks to all the Lake Cityzens and local businesses that helped to ensure that all the pooches were safe and accounted for.

Info From Seattle Fire Department Below –

“Fire at a strip mall involving Los Plebes de Rancho Mexican grocery store under construction

Location: 3200 block of NE 145th St.

Date & Time: Feb. 18, 2023 at 11:58 p.m.

Seattle Fire responded to a fire that originated in a garbage or recycling area at the east end of a strip mall. The fire extended to the east side wall of the building but did not extend into the building. Investigators ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined. Estimated loss is $80,000.

 Dumpster fire extends to restaurant (Thai One On) 

Location: 12300 block of Lake City Way NE

Date & Time: Jan. 30, 2023 at 6:43 a.m.

Seattle Fire responded to a dumpster fire that extended to an adjacent commercial building. The fire caused significant damage to the exterior of the building but did not extend inside. Investigators ruled the fire was intentionally set and have forwarded their findings to Seattle Police to further investigate. Estimated loss is $100,000.

 Vacant building fire

Location: 14000 block of Lake City Way NE

Date & Time: March 3, 2023 at 6:15 a.m.

Seattle Fire responded to a fully involved fire in a vacant building. The roof and eastern wall, facing Lake City Way NE, collapsed. Once the fire was under control, we worked with the property owner and SDCI to demolish the building. No injuries were reported. Recap of the incident:

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Info gathered by ELC – The vacant building at 14001 Lake City Way NE had a master use permit two years ago but there was not visible signs of moving forward at the time of the fire. The permit describes a seven story apartment building with 41 underground parking stalls and a little over 70 sq. ft. of commercial space. We will be working to see if the building is still planning to move forward.