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Tacoma home suffers two fires on Valentine’s Day

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
February 15, 2013 12:43 pm

There were not one, but two fires at a Tacoma home Thursday.

A cooking oil fire first plagued the residents at their home in the 7200 block of East F Street. After putting it out, they left for a while and came home to notice oddities.

The house was particularly warm and paint was bubbling on the ceiling and wall next to the kitchen.

Firefighters responded about 9:10 p.m. and found flames in the attic space above the kitchen, where the cooking oil fire apparently ignited the framing in the attic.

Damages were estimated at $20,000, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

No one was injured.

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