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.

Two injured in apartment, thrift store fires in Gig Harbor

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 3, 2012 at 6:21 am |
July 3, 2012 11:02 am

Firefighters responded to two blazes in Gig Harbor last night — one at an apartment in the 5900 block of Soundview and the other at a thrift shop in the 6900 block of Kimball Drive.

Officials believe a kitchen fire caused the flames at the apartment. They responded about 11 p.m. The male occupant who tried to extinguish the blaze was found unconscious and taken to the hospital. Firefighters say he was overcome with smoke and possibly inhaled the chemical in the extinguisher.

Scott Corrigan, left, and Marcin Szczepanski of Gig Harbor rehash last night's fire and response at Peninsula Orthopedic Guild Thrift Shop on Tuesday morning. (Peter Haley/staff photographer)

The thrift store fire in the early morning injured one firefighter, who was taken to the hospital. Officials responded to the scene and found a fully involved structure fire about 1:30 a.m. Proceeds from the store benefit the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

The Pierce County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating both fires.

See photos of the thrift store fire below, provided by fire officials.

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 Report violators to