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Tag: Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

June
26th

Two cats killed in Spanaway mobile home fire

Two cats died when a double-wide mobile home caught fire in Spanaway this afternoon.

Central Pierce fire received a call about the blaze at 12:24 p.m. and responded to the home in the 25500 block of 40th Avenue Court East.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which appears to have started near the kitchen and spread to the attic of the home, said Randy Stephens, Central Pierce fire assistant chief.

No one was harmed in the fire, and residents have not yet arrived at the scene, he said.

Fire investigators are preparing to examine the cause of the blaze.

March
13th

UPDATED: Crews investigate cause of fire near Tacoma city limits

UPDATED at 2:02 p.m.

Investigators are working to determine what sparked a fire this afternoon inside a detached outbuilding on property just outside the Tacoma city limits.

They were also looking into what appeared to be a marijuana grow operation that was found inside the small building, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Randy Stephens said. A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy found paperwork authorizing the small grow operation and was looking into its legitimacy.

A neighbor spotted smoke coming from the building and called Central Pierce firefighters about 12:45 p.m.

Crews were dispatched to the 9900 block of Patterson

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April
14th

UPDATED: Fires at neighboring Spanaway stores believed to be arson

Investigators suspect fires set at two Spanaway stores Wednesday night were arson and now are looking at whether the same person started both.

“We are going with that they are linked together and looking for evidence to prove that,” Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Randy Stephens said this morning.

Pierce County sheriff’s investigators have no suspects in the case as of this morning. They will be reviewing surveillance footage as part of their search for who might be responsible for the blazes.

“We don’t know who it is,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. “We are continuing to work

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July
7th

UPDATED: Firefighters douse two small fires along Canyon Road

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue crews were investigating two small fires early today along Canyon Road East in unincorporated Pierce County.

It was not immediately known what caused the fires, which were considered suspicious. However, investigators suspected they were connected based on their proximity in time and location, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Randy Stephens said.

Firefighters were called to the first blaze just before 2 a.m. They arrived at an abandoned home at 152nd Street East and Canyon Road and found a small fire burning inside, the department reported.

While they were dousing the flames, crews were

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May
27th

UPDATED: Closed Midland mill destroyed by fire, road closed until it can be demolished

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a large commercial structure fire just outside Tacoma.

The fire is burning at a building at 97th Street East and Portland Avenue East.

Crews were called at 9:35 a.m., Tacoma fire reports.

Several engines are on the scene. Firefighters have gone to a defensive attack on the flames.

UPDATE: The fire is burning inside the Old Midland Feed Mill, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue spokesman Matt Holm said.

The mill has been abandoned since the mid-1990s, when it closed down. There was a fire in the four-story structure shortly after the mill closed

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April
28th

UPDATED: Boy helps get his family out of burning mobile home off Canyon Road

A 12-year-old boy was credited with helping get his family out of their burning mobile home early today in the Summit area of Pierce County.

The boy was asleep in his bedroom early today when he woke up to the smell of smoke. A fire had started in his bedroom, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Stephanie Glass said.

The boy awoke the other three adult occupants of the mobile home and all got out safely. Two had to escape through a bedroom window.

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue crews were called to the home in the 9400 block of

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March
12th

UPDATED: 81-year-old woman pulled from Spanaway house fire has died

The elderly woman pulled from her burning Spanaway home early Tuesday has died.

Margie Miller, 81, died Thursday night at St. Joseph Medical Center, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office reported today.

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue crews pulled Miller from her home in the 15600 block of Seventh Avenue East shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday. They’d found her unconscious on the floor of a sitting room in the house.

Emergency dispatchers had received a 911 call from the woman’s house about 2:45 a.m. The phone line went dead and a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to follow up on

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March
2nd

UPDATED: Commercial fire in Puyallup confined to electrical panel

Fire crews battled a two-alarm commercial blaze in Puyallup Tuesday night.

Around 9 p.m., firefighters responded to the scene at 1320 3rd Street SE, near Good Samaritan Hospital. The incident, which is ongoing, may have started with an electrical fire on an upper floor, according to scanner reports.

MORNING UPDATE: An electrical panel located in a separate building on the campus of Good Samaritan Hospital shorted out last night, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue spokesman Matt Holm reports.

The fire burned inside the panel and put itself out before firefighters arrived. The electrical fire didn’t set off the sprinkler system

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