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House fire in Northeast Tacoma caused by malfunctioning dishwasher

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 24, 2013 at 6:23 am with No Comments »
April 24, 2013 6:24 am
Courtesy of Tacoma Fire
Courtesy of Tacoma Fire

A malfunctioning dishwasher started a house fire in Northeast Tacoma Tuesday that displaced a family of five, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

The blaze was reported about 11:10 a.m. in the 6700 block of 24th Street NE. Crews arrived to find the 1,058-square-foot house filled with smoke and quickly knocked down the flames.

Two residents were checked out at the scene but no serious injuries were reported.

Investigators said a mechanical failure with the dishwasher started the fire, which caused an estimated $81,500 in damages.

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