Spanaway Sees 2nd-Alarm Fire

JUNE 5, 2021 | 2100 PT

Central Pierce County Firefighters were dispatched to a commercial structure fire in the 2200 block of Brookdale Road East in Spanaway (in the middle of Spanaway and Parkland), Washington. Maps are saying the 26-apartment unit is located in Tacoma, Washington. It is located in Pierce County.

Credit | Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

First alarm units were dispatched on Saturday evening at 1851 hours PT: Air60, BC61, BC72, CAHP671, CHF603, CHF604, CHF609, E20, E22, E60, E61, E63, E64, E65, E68, E95, FM9904, L21, L61, L72, M61, M63, M65, PIO645.

The second alarm was dispatched at 1956 hours PT.

Resources arrived on-scene just after 2000 hours PT.

Twelve apartments were impacted by fire, smoke and/or damaged. About 20 people were displaced by the fire.

Credit | Shirley Rudolph McCallum

CLOSED – Brookdale at Chesney Road and 25th Avenue Northeast due to the fire.

One occupant was treated and released for a minor injury.

A firefighter was reportedly hurt and transported to a nearby hospital. His or hers condition is unknown at the time of this post. We wish them a fast recovery.

Quick egress from first and second alarm units help contain the fire to these units and stopping the extension to other area apartments and exposure buildings.

Damage to the commercial structure is extensive and unknown value of property/content loss is known at the time of this post.

The cause of the fire is listed as a charcoal BBQ on the deck according to findings by the Pierce County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Photo (left) is courtesy of a witness Shirley Rudolph. Repost of the photo has been granted in writing by the South Sound Freelance News outlet.

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