Around 1530 hours PST, a fire broke out at the Old Heritage building located at 100 South Main Street in Auburn, Washington which is at the intersection of Auburn Way South and Main Street.
The fire started on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, originally reported as flames from a dryer. It would escalate from a first alarm to a third alarm very quickly.
A large number of fire Resources from both King and Pierce Counties were promptly dispatched to the incident with personnel represented from Valley Regional FD, KCFD #44, East Pierce, Puget Sound Fire, South King Fire, Renton Fire, Tukwila Fire and Burien Fire. Additional EMS units were dispatched from King County Medic One.
When firefighters first arrived, they found heavy fire in the attic. They took offensive strategy due to the ceiling starting to collapse. One person who was non-ambulatory was rescued and treated on-scene for smoke inhalation. They were not transported.
Here are the units deployed and which alarm they have been assigned to:
First Alarm | B31 CH32 E31 E32 E33 E38 L74 PIO32 B74
Second Alarm | E61 E65 E71 E73 M6 MSO1 PCL113 R74 23PIO 23REHAB
Third Alarm | E62 E72 L11 L29 PCE118 Q75 E13 E17
Neighbors in businesses and apartments have been evacuated for their safety and for fire crews.
Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes and buses were provided for them on 28th, which was the NW corner of their building.
Social Media is using the hashtags #MainFire #AuburnFire #heritagebldgfire for this incident.
(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog – 12/26/2017 @ 1920 Hours PST