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Category: Fire

July
16th

Crews put out brush fire behind Mt. Tahoma High School

Firefighters just finished putting out a roughly 200-by-200 foot brush fire at South Tyler and South 74th streets by Mount Tahoma High School, Tacoma Fire Battalion Chief Jim Zuluaga said.

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and Tacoma Fire responded to the blaze about 7:30 p.m. and worked together to extinguish the flames.

No buildings were in danger, and no one was hurt.

It’s not clear how the fire started, Zuluaga said.

Tacoma Power crews had to let emergency workers through gates to access the flames, but the nearby power substation was not threatened, Zuluaga said.

July
15th

Crews put out University Place brush fire

West Pierce Fire & Rescue crews are finishing up at the scene of a 100-by-100 foot brush fire in the 6200 block of Lakewood Drive West that they responded to about 1:30 p.m., Assistant Fire Marshal Hallie McCurdy said.

No one was injured, and the fire didn’t reach any residences, she said.

Firefighters have put out the blaze, and are almost done at the site.

July
15th

19 displaced by fire at Lakewood apartment complex

Nineteen people were displaced this morning after an intense fire heavily damaged four units of an apartment complex in Lakewood, officials said.

The fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. at 7523 Dean Ave. West.

Ranger Marcus Taylor, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who just back from Afghanistan, told KOMO he heard kids screaming and saw flames at a nearby apartment building.

He rushed over and was told someone was still on the top floor of the two-story building. Taylor says he heard rustling and kicked in a sliding glass door. He told residents to come to the sound of

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July
14th

Horse euthanized after barn fire near Auburn

A horse had to be euthanized after a Saturday barn fire east of Auburn, King County Fire District 44 spokesman Tim Perciful said Sunday.

22 horses were in the barn about 7 a.m. in the 21200 block of Green Valley Road when the fire started, one of which went to an emergency vet.

Workers at the stables where the fire happened rushed to set the animals free, and managed to release all but a few, which were rescued after the fire was under control.

Crews worked to give oxygen and fluids to the animals after the blaze.

The other horses

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July
14th

Tacoma house fire displaces 3 adults, 3 children

A house fire displaced three adults and three children under the age of 10 Sunday afternoon in Tacoma.

Tacoma Fire crews responded to the blaze at the one-story home about 1 p.m. at South 56th and South M streets.

Half of the house was involved in the fire when crews arrived, and the flames had spread to the attic.

All the residents were able to safely leave the house by that time.

At one point firefighters were worried the flames would spread to a house next door, and crews worked on that side of the blaze to contain the fire,

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July
12th

Business in Lakewood strip mall damaged by fire

A sprinkler system helped minimize damage at a Lakewood strip mall this morning when a fire broke out inside one of the businesses.

West Pierce firefighters responded to the business at 3901 100th Street Southwest about 8:30 a.m. and found smoke coming from the eaves of the building.

There are five businesses in the strip mall but only one suffered serious damage because of the sprinkler system, Capt. Jenny Weekes said.

Investigators are still trying to determine what started the fire.

July
12th

2-alarm fire damages University Place pub

A 2-alarm fire damaged the Ale House Pub & Eatery in University Place early this morning, according to West Pierce Fire & Rescue.

A passerby called 911 about 3:45 a.m. to report seeing smoke in the restaurant at 2122 Mildred St. Firefighters arrived to find that a kitchen fire had spread to the roof.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze. An estimate of damages was not immediately available and no one was injured.

July
10th

Fire destroys mobile home in East Pierce County

A mobile home in East Pierce County was completely destroyed late Tuesday after a fire swept through it.

Fire crews from East Pierce Fire & Rescue ad Orting Valley Fire & Rescue responded to the home in the 26000 block of Johns Road East about 11:30 p.m. and found flames engulfing 2/3 of the single-wide mobile.

The home is between Wilkeson and South Prairie.

Since there were no fire hydrants nearby, firefighters shuttled water to the scene with tenders.

No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.