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UPDATED: Fire damages Tacoma Teamsters building

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Oct. 20, 2009 at 8:00 am with 5 Comments »
October 20, 2009 2:56 pm

Tacoma fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked an early morning blaze at the Teamsters Union Hall.

The blaze caused $50,000 damage to the building at 220 S. 27th St., Assistant Chief Faith Mueller said. No injuries were reported.

A police officer reportedly spotted smoke coming from the building and called fire crews just before 3 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor of the local Teamsters Hall.

Crews doused the flames but not before the fire caused damage to the building’s auditorium, according to media reports.

Investigators were working to determine where and how the blaze started.

Teamsters Local Union No. 313 operates out of the building. ACORN apparently also has an office in the building.

UPDATE: The damage estimate has been increased to $80,000. The fire caused $45,000 damage to the building and $35,000 to its contents.

At this point, the cause of the fire has been ruled “undetermined,” said Tacoma fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said. That means it’s not been ruled suspicious and it’s not been ruled not suspicious.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. MeDaMCSE says:

    Anyone find it interesting that this address is also listed as “Acorn of Pierce Countyā€ˇ”? Connection to the fire?

  2. madmike272 says:

    Hoffa’s revenge?

  3. donny253 says:

    3am fire? U what that smell like?

  4. ldozy1234 says:

    pcinsider… maybe their servers caught fire – overburdened with sending all those unsolicited whistle blower complaints…..

  5. Teamster retirement help my Mom and Dad live OK for 35 years.

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