Photos courtesy of GSCCC
Photos courtesy of GSCCC

The following is a statement from the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce regarding the fire on 665 S. Kings Street in Seattle’s International District on December 24, 2013:

While we are waiting anxiously to learn the fate of the building by engineers’ inspection, we are thankful that there was no casualty from the fire. Our sympathy and concern go to all the people and businesses that are affected. Our Chamber office is housed on the ground floor of the building.

We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Seattle fire fighters and Seattle Police who put out the fire and kept the residents free from dangers. We appreciate very much Mayor Elect Ed Murray’s visit to the fire site. His pledge of help from the city hall is deeply appreciated.

Our community is strong and the Seattle Chinese Chamber will join hands with other community partners to help the recovery and rebuild efforts.

In the meantime, please come out and support the businesses and restaurants in this holiday time. The rich history and colorful cultures is part of the fabric that made Chinatown/International District and Seattle unique and wonderful.

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce

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