Seattle • A Christmas Eve fire in Seattle's international district has raised some old ghosts.
The building that erupted in flames Tuesday was the site of Washington state's deadliest mass killing — the 1983 Wah Mee massacre.
The large, out-of-control fire began at about 4 p.m. in the three-story building, forcing more than 20 people living nearby to evacuate, fire officials said. The top two floors have been vacant, but the bottom floor houses businesses whose staff and customers were evacuated.
Though the fire was unrelated to the 104-year-old structure's history, locals found the coincidence creepy, The Seattle Times reported in Wednesday's newspaper.