Seattle Warehouse Fire Housed Local Practice Space, Bands Seek Donations to Replace Equipment

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photo courtesy of KOMO News

This last Wednesday, a massive fire broke out in Seattle’s SoDo district in a warehouse on the 3600 block of East Marginal Way. As KOMO reports, the fire itself set off explosions within the building – burning through the walls and the auto wrecking yard on the property. If you were in Seattle on the 4th of July, there’s a good chance you saw the black smoke barrelling across the sky in the early evening. The source of the fire is still unknown at present time but no injuries have been reported.

What is known, however, is that the building also served as a practice space for local musicians. Seattle punk band New Bloom first made the news public, creating a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for their destroyed equipment. In a Facebook post, the band acknowledged that they weren’t the only bands using the space, nor were they the only ones who had their gear and instruments ruined in the fire. New Bloom is seeking to raise $2,000 to cover their damages. Donations can be made here.

UPDATE: New Bloom has updated via their GoFundMe campaign: "We were able to finally check out the studio today and our gear was not ruined in the fire! We'll be donating the GoFundMe money to the bands that did get their damaged destroyed in the fire especially since they didn't have insurance. Thanks again to everyone for the support, we appreciate you all!"

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