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Tag: Fire

June
24th

Fire damages several boats at Des Moines marina; two people hurt

Firefighters, the U.S. Coast Guard and the state Department of Ecology responded to a fire at a Des Moines marina late Sunday that left a number of boats damaged and two people hurt.

The fire broke out about 11:10 p.m., the Department of Ecology reported Monday morning.

KIRO-TV reported that two people suffered burns and 12 boats were damaged in the blaze, the cause of which was under investigation.

Ecology officials deployed a boom to contain a fuel spill, the department reported.

June
18th

Fire scorches Roy hobby shop

Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at a private hobby shop in Roy at 4:30 a.m. Monday. They managed to save two-thirds of the structure – initially reported to be a commercial building.

The fire marshal is on scene to determine the cause of the blaze.

Here’s a photo of the burned building from our news partner KIRO-TV:

June
27th

Man dies in Lakewood condo fire

A 46-year-old Lakewood man is dead after a condominium fire Saturday night.

Firefighters responded around 11 p.m. to the 8600 block of Zircon Drive SW and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the window of a second-story unit.

Residents of the complex were evacuated; no one else was injured. The fire started in the deceased man’s condominium, according to Lakewood fire spokeswoman Jenny Sharp. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to determine the cause of death Monday.

It  was unknown if the condo had working smoke alarms, but the complex did not have a fire sprinkler system,

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Feb.
11th

UPDATED: Damage at least $350,000 to Gig Harbor landmark

Fire marshals likely won’t know until Friday – if then – what caused a roaring fire that destroyed a Gig Harbor landmark and popular restaurant and sent thick black smoke billowing into the sky Wednesday night.

They estimated damage to the 108-year-old wood frame house that housed LeBistro restaurant at $350,000 to $450,000, Gig Harbor Fire Marshal Dick Bower said this morning.

That figure does not include the price of the business, owned and run by Debi McAlpine and her family for two decades at the corner of Harborview and North Harbor drives.

One firefighter was slightly injured when he

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Jan.
19th

Investigators work to determine cause of Lakewood business fire

Lakewood fire investigators have started combing through the remnants of three businesses heavily damaged in a fire Monday at a strip mall.

The fire inside Holly’s Thrift Store, a tire company and retail store at 8406 South Tacoma Way burned for hours Monday. The blaze was out about 7 p.m.  Firefighters remained at the scene overnight.

The investigators accessed the scene about 7 a.m., Lakewood fire Capt. Jenny Sharp reported.

Investigators do not suspect “anything suspicious,” Sharp said. The fire began inside the thrift store, which is the center of the strip mall. Flames spread quickly to Universal Tires

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Dec.
4th

UPDATED: Fire erupts at Puyallup auto parts store

Crews are on the scene of a fire at a longtime Puyallup auto parts store this morning.

The fire erupted shortly after 3 a.m. at Hagen’s Hiway Auto Parts Inc., 1526 block of River Road, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue spokesman Matt Holm said. No one was inside the business at the time of the fire.

Firefighters found flames coming from the roof and quickly went to a second-alarm. Crews were not able to get inside the store because of the size of the fire and the weight of the items stored on the building’s second-floor.

Firefighters fought

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