Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

Residents evacuated from apartments after small Tacoma fire

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 3, 2012 at 6:46 am |
July 3, 2012 9:06 am

Officers on patrol heard an alarm and noticed smoke coming from 608 N. Prospect Street about 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to Tacoma police.

Tacoma fire had a different dispatch address, but said the location was at the corner of Sixth Avenue and North Prospect Street.

Three residents were evacuated from apartments on the upper level of the building, and Tacoma fire responded to extinguish a small blaze in the business below. Several other businesses sustained smoke damage, Tacoma police said.

No one was injured.

Tacoma fire said the blaze started when a pile of towels spontaneously combusted, after being removed from the dryer and placed on a table.

“They were too hot and they overheated,” said fire spokesman Joe Meinecke.

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.