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Tag: spontaneous combustion


Crews put out spontaneous fire at Kent commercial laundry facility

Firefighters arrived about 3 a.m. this morning in the 7800 block of South 228th Street, where they had been told a dumpster may be on fire.

Instead, they found a blaze in three outdoor canopies that are used to store soiled linens prior to cleaning in the commercial laundry facility at the address.

Three Fire engines and an aid car joined the initial emergency unit, and crews used a fire fighting foam to put out the blaze, which was deep inside the tightly packed linens.

A fire investigator ruled the cause to be spontaneous combustion in a bin of dirty shop

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Residents evacuated from apartments after small Tacoma fire

Officers on patrol heard an alarm and noticed smoke coming from 608 N. Prospect Street about 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to Tacoma police.

Tacoma fire had a different dispatch address, but said the location was at the corner of Sixth Avenue and North Prospect Street.

Three residents were evacuated from apartments on the upper level of the building, and Tacoma fire responded to extinguish a small blaze in the business below. Several other businesses sustained smoke damage, Tacoma police said.

No one was injured.

Tacoma fire said the blaze started when a pile of towels spontaneously combusted, after being removed

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