Huge encampment fire Sunday in Seattle near Robert Eagle Staff Middle School at the corner of N.90th & Nesbit Ave. Unclear how it started. It appears at least four tents got obliterated. But more than a dozen are still standing on the block. Neighbor shot this photo on the ground. I just spotlighted this problematic encampment a few days ago. It’s been growing here for months. Along with this latest incident, the encampment has been blamed for shootings, open air drug use, and harboring a sex offender. How many more incidents will it take before the city sweeps?
So many neighbor complaints. This encampment remains a major liability.
Homeless Encampment Fire
More video and images coming in from Sunday’s N.Seattle inferno. Multiple tents torched but flames are out. Neighbors say people at the camp are standing around and looking through the wreckage. This scene is just a block away from Robert Eagle Staff Middle School.