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Tuesday September 21st 2021

In life, victims of deadly Seattle fire were ‘inseparable’

Nisreen Shamam (left), Yaseen Shamam (center) and Joseph Gebregiorgis appear together in this family photo.

SEATTLE – The four children and young woman killed Saturday in Seattle’s deadliest fire in nearly four decades were close, loving family members who spent a lot of time together, the children’s grieving uncle said Sunday.

And the five victims all died together, too – huddled together in the same upstairs room of the Fremont apartment unit, fire officials said, as more details emerged about the tragic fire.

Also on Sunday, Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean confirmed that the first firefighters on the scene were hampered by a series of problems – including a malfunctioning fire truck that wouldn’t spray water. .. Read More

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