Pierce County Fire Intensifies

PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON —- A brush fire is burning at an auto wrecking yard in the 12900 block of 62nd Avenue East in Puyallup that prompted a large fire response from the Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.

The incident is named the 128TH COMMAND.

Resources were dispatched on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 1746 hours PT.

Credit: Central Pierce F&R

Units include BC61, BC72, CHF603, E60, E61, E63, E64, E65, E67, E68, E71, E72, E73, E95, FM9909, L61, L72, M61, M63, M67, PIO645.

The fire building is the South Hill Auto & Truck Wrecking Junk yard located in the 6300 block of 128th Street East in Puyallup. This business provides truck parts, scrap metal and car parts to its clients.

About resources from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue:

Station 60 — Built in the late 1970’s is located at 17520 22nd Avenue East, Spanaway.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic Unit
  • 1 Utility vehicle
  • 1 REHAB unit
  • 1 Brush Truck
  • Training tower and classroom

Station 61 — Constructed in the 1960’s is located at 103 114th Street South, Parkland.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Ladder truck
  • 1 Medic unit
  • 1 Command vehicle (Battalion Chief)
  • 1 Rescue vehicle
  • Admin offices for Battalion Chiefs

Station 63 — Newly built in 2017, is located at 1704 97th Street East, Midland.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit

Station 64 — Built in 1986, is located at 3421 224th Street East, Elk Plain.

  • 1 Engine

Station 65 — Built in 2006, is located at 301 146th Street South, Parkland.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit
  • Water Rescue unit
  • PCSORT – Pierce County Special Ops Team – for structural collapse

Station 67 – Newly built station in 2008, is located at 8005 Canyon Road East, Summit.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit
  • 1 Water Tender
  • 1 Medical Services Officer (MSO)
  • Nearby is the Training Division office and training tower

Station 68 – Built in 2006 is located at 5401 136th Street East, Summit.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit (part-time)

Station 71 – Constructed in 1992 and funded with a Public Safety bond, this station is located at 902 7th Street NW in Puyallup.

  • 1 Ladder truck
  • 1 Medic unit
  • 1 Rescue unit (Special Ops)
  • 1 Marine rescue unit
  • Public Education
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Investigation Unit

Station 72 – Newly built station. Located at 3809 5th Street Southeast in Puyallup. Unknown apparatus and equipment here.

Station 73 – Built in the 1960’s but remodeled in 1990’s. Mostly home to the Puyallup Police Department but the Fire Department occupies 5,000 square feet.

  • 1 Engine
  • Fire and EMS

Station 95 – Graham Fire & Rescue – Pierce County Fire Protection District #21 is located at 18721 78th Avenue East in Puyallup was built in 2010.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit

Some units were starting to go back into service at 2015 hours PT. Command began demobing the incident leaving one Division in place (Delta) and with some resources.

This fire is still burning an unknown number of buses and cars in the junk yard.

Fire officials are focusing on the water runoff and will be meeting up with the Department of Ecology for mitigation strategies.

Firefighters’ tireless efforts saved a nearby multiplex.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Unknown if there were any injuries to firefighters and/or citizens.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – updated 5/31/2021 2020 PT