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.