KOMO NEWS, SEATTLE, WA - For this week’s Flash Back Friday we take a look at KOMO News’ coverage of the deadly fire at Mary Pang’s frozen-food warehouse. The five-alarm fire broke out on the night of Jan. 5, 1995 in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. The blaze killed four Seattle Fire Department firefighters, the worst loss of life in SFD history. Lieutenants Gregory Shoemaker, 43, and Walter Kilgore, 45, and firefighters Randall Terlicker, 35, and James Brown, 25, died in the fire. The fire was later determined to have been intentionally set by Mary’s son Martin Pang in hopes of collecting an insurance payout. Pang fled to Brazil where he was arrested and brought back to the United States. He pled guilty to four counts of manslaughter and spent 23 years in prison before being released on Sept. 27, 2018. For video coverage and photos, check out the KOMO News story.
Remembering the deadly Pang warehouse fire
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