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UPDATED: Tacoma firefighters douse garage fire

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
August 31, 2011 4:37 pm

Tacoma firefighters are battling a garage fire in the 7000 block of South Oakes Street.

The fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. The detached garage was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

“It sounds like the garage has collapsed,” spokesman Joe Meinecke said. “Right now we’re trying to protect exposures to the house.”

UPDATE as of 4:20 p.m.

Firefighters prevented the garage fire from spreading to nearby homes. Now that the blaze is contained, officials are reopening South Oakes Street.

An investigator is on scene to determine what started the fire. No one was injured.


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