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Commercial building fire in Tacoma caused by band saw embers

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 8, 2013 at 11:19 am |
January 8, 2013 11:19 am

A fire that burned a commercial building Monday was caused by embers from a band saw that ignited pieces of wood in the ducts and hopper, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

Crews responded about 3:10 p.m. to the blaze at 1815 East D Street, a structure used by Valley Line Cabinets.

Firefighters doused flames in the duct system that sucks sawdust out of the building, but the fire spread to the 35-foot metal hopper.

No one was injured. Damages are estimated at $35,000, department spokesman Joe Meinecke said.

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