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Fire at vacant Tacoma house started by transients trying to keep warm

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:08 am |
January 14, 2013 10:08 am

A fire that damaged a vacant Tacoma house early Sunday was started by transients trying to keep warm or cook food, according to the Fire Department.

Flames were reported shortly before 4 a.m. at the house in the 1900 block of South Yakima Avenue.

Three firefighters were injured trying to access the fire. The house is located on a hill and icy conditions made it difficult for crews to reach the blaze.

Damages were estimated at $120,000.

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