An explosion at a Pierce Transit facility in Lakewood has prompted a 2nd alarm fire response from surrounding agencies and a suggested evacuation for residents within a quarter mile radius.
About 40 firefighters from Lakewood, University Place and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue are trying to douse the flames, which were reported just after 5 p.m. at the center at 96th and South Tacoma Way.
“It appears to be compressed natural gas,” said Pierce Transit spokesman Lind Simonsen.
Puget Sound Energy is attempting to shut off the gas line.
“Upon arrival, firefighters saw lots of fire, had to get back …