Fire burns historic theater in Seattle’s U-District
SEATTLE (AP) — A fire in a historic theater in Seattle’s university district sent a plume of smoke over the neighborhood.
Crews responded to the Seven Gables Theatre about noon Thursday. The theater closed in 2017.
KOMO reports tirefighters used a ladder truck to battle the smoky blaze. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The fire department said the blaze was under control just after 2 p.m.. No information about what started the fire was immediately available.
The Seven Gables Theatre opened in 1976 and was known for showing independent films, documentaries and other movies.
The theatre was converted from a former dance hall originally built in the 1920s.