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Kent Fire investigating cause of warehouse blaze

Crews responded to a warehouse fire at 3:21 p.m. in the 20200 block of 80th Avenue South.

A driver for the seafood product company housed there saw smoke coming from the large, two-story concrete building, according to Kent Fire.

Firefighters from Kent and Renton found and quickly put out a fire in a first floor office.

Smoke removal was still underway, due to the size of the warehouse. The haze was being forced out of the building with large fans,  according to Kent Fire.

Owners of the company were working with crews at the scene to determine the cause of

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UPDATE: Car and school bus crash after car was involved in shooting 7 blocks away, deputies say

UPDATE as of 5:25 p.m. Deputies arrested a 32-year-old man for investigation of the shooting, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. Deputies found the suspect in the Parkland area and the car hidden behind a building in the 13600 block of Pacific Avenue in Parkland, Troyer said. The man was arrested for investigation of assault, hit and run, and possession of stolen property.



No one was injured when a car and school bus crashed in the South Hill area this afternoon about 7 blocks from where the car had been involved in a shooting, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s

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UPDATED: Crews fighting commercial building fire on East D Street

UPDATE as of 7:09 p.m. The fire appears to be out, based on results from thermal imaging cameras that don’t show any hot spots, according to Tacoma Fire.

Firefighters will monitor the building overnight to make sure the blaze doesn’t rekindle.

UPDATE as of 5:25 p.m. The fire is in a structure used by Valley Line Cabinets, according to Tacoma Fire. Crews put out flames in the duct system used to suck sawdust out of the building, but the fire spread to the metal hopper that collects the dust. The hopper, which is about 35 feet tall, has a slight

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CLEARED: Bus-semi collision blocking several lanes of southbound I-5 by L Street East in Tacoma

UPDATE as of 4:17 p.m. All lanes are open, according to the State Patrol.

INITIAL POST: Drivers should expect delays on southbound Interstate 5 by L Street East, where a bus-semi crash is blocking several lanes of traffic, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A bus contracted by Amtrak due to a rail line closure and a semi truck collided just before 3 p.m., according to Tacoma Fire.

A car cutoff the semi, the semi hit the car, and the bus then hit the truck, according to the State Patrol.

One person was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Tacoma

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Rescued Puyallup barn owl released into wild

A barn owl rescued by firefighters last month was released Wednesday.

The animal had been tangled in fishing line in a tree by the Puyallup River for several hours before Tacoma Fire crews rescued it.

The owl recovered from its injuries at the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington.

Firefighters watched the owl’s release at dusk near the river.


Police looking for robbers of Tacoma convenience stores

Tacoma police are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects in a series of at least four armed robberies of convenience stores in the city in the past several weeks.

One or two suspects armed with a handgun demanded cash from a clerk in each of the robberies.

The suspects are described as white or Hispanic males with thin builds, ages 20 to 25 , and between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches.

The robberies were at:

• 6:45 p.m. on Thursday October 25th at Jubilee restaurant on S. 38th St.

• 7:10 p.m. on

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Saturday night house fire intentionally set, Tacoma fire says

A house fire Saturday night in the 6600 block of South Warner Street was intentionally set, according to Tacoma Fire.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported about 11:30 p.m.

Fire and smoke was showing from the one-story house when firefighters arrived.

The estimated damage is $103,500.

Fire investigators referred the blaze to Tacoma police.


Man rescued after climbing Point Defiance bluff to escape incoming tide

Tacoma Fire crews rescued a 30-year-old man from a bluff in Point Defiance park tonight that he climbed to escape the incoming tide, Battalion Chief Gary Steinhoff said.

The man had been walking along the beach below the Gig Harbor Viewpoint along 5 Mile Drive.

When the tide started coming in, he hiked up the steep bank, but could not make the last 8 feet, which Steinhoff said are verticle.

The beach-goer was able to contact a friend, who called for help.

Crews were dispatched at 7:23 p.m., and performed a high-angle rope rescue when they arrived to pull the man to safety without

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