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Crews evacuate Tacoma apartments to fight fire in vacant unit

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Dec. 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
December 9, 2012 4:30 pm

Tacoma Fire crews responded just before 2 a.m. Friday to the 1600 block of Division Avenue to fight a first-floor apartment fire.

The fire was contained to one vacant unit that was under remodel, and the cause was spontaneous combustion of oily rags left in a metal can, according to Tacoma Fire.

No one was injured.

Occupants of nearby units were evacuated while crews worked.

The estimated damage is $75,000.

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