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Detached garage on Tacoma’s East Side damaged by flames

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 3, 2011 at 9:52 am |
May 3, 2011 9:52 am
Flames damaged this detached garage early Tuesday/Courtesy of the Tacoma Fire Department

A malfunctioning florescent light sparked a fire early today inside a detached garage on Tacoma’s East Side.

Tacoma firefighters were called to the fire in the 4500 block of East E Street just after midnight, the department reported on its blog.

Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the 720-square foot, detached garage.  Firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings.

No injuries were reported.

Investigators determined that “electrical arching from a malfunctioning florescent light” ignited the blaze. It caused about $105,000 in damage to the building and its contents.

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