Auburn strip mall impacts 5 corporations

Five Auburn corporations are finding up the items just after flames and thick smoke stuffed a strip shopping mall on East Key Road on Wednesday.

Firefighters say just just after 11am, an worker at the Cascade Chiropractic and Therapeutic massage place of work noted smelling smoke.

“There was major, dark, grey and black smoke coming from the total composition from the roof,” stated Brad Chaney, PIO of South King County Hearth on behalf of the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

A person of the companies afflicted was Athens Pizza and Pasta Household. 

“We were being working and then all of a sudden the cafe crammed up with smoke and we tried using to get most people out of there as speedy as we could,” explained Athens Pizza and Pasta House personnel Yiani Contoravdis.

The family members owned organization has been serving the local community for 40 a long time. The hearth was a devastating setback in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has strike the restaurant market specially hard.

“It really is hard. We have not genuinely caught a crack this yr. 2020 has not been so nice to us,” stated Contoravdis.

Fortunately everyong escaped safely and securely and no one was harm. The Contoravdis family states as rough ass it was to observe their livelihood go up in smoke, they prepare to rebuild and provide the Auburn neighborhood they so enjoy.

“What is actually following? I indicate, we have been here 40 yrs. We will be here for 40 much more decades. It really is not heading to alter nearly anything. We are going to come back again,” stated Contoravdis.

The fire is continue to under investigation.