A fire broke out under the desk on the Kodiak Enterprise ship on April 8th. The USCG Pacific Northwest is still in Unified Command with the Tacoma Fire Department. Additional agencies are on the scene which includes the EPA NorthWest, ECYSeattle, Port of Tacoma and more.

Firefighters with the Tacoma Fire Department continue to cool the hull while accessing the interior of the ship. Air monitoring continued overnight & this morning: results have not shown particulates above normal background levels. Freon has not been detected on-site or in surrounding areas, according to the US Coast Guard.

Photo Credit: USCG Pacific Northwest

As of 1830 hours this evening, The size of the fire has decreased greatly, and there is minimal sheening which has been observed. Air monitoring continues.

After a record-breaking 54 consecutive hours assisting and supporting the Tacoma Firefighters and other members of the Port of Tacoma fire, volunteers with the Tacoma Fire Buff Battalion, a non-profit 501(c)(3) financially sponsored by the Tacoma Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 31, finally demobbed from the fire scene on Monday, April 10th at noon and were released by Command to return back into service. Their life-saving efforts to support the Tacoma Fire Department are commendable.

Photo Credit | TFBB

Keeping firefighters in the best shape while exerting a lot of energy is best supported by others through fluid replenishment and healthy and energy snacks to get them going. These volunteers donate their own time, and resources and share their love for the Fire Service.

Photo Credit | DJ Sonsteng Photography (Used with permission)

If you’d like to find out more about their non-profit organization or support them, visit them on their Social Media pages:

Facebook page: https//www.facebook.com/tacomafirebuffs

Website: https://tacomafirebuffbattalion.org/

Email: admin@tacomafirebuffbattalion.org

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On Saturday, at 0317 hours, firefighters and the Fire Buff Battalion (Support 1) were dispatched at 0317 hours to a commercial boat on the Kodiak Enterprise vessel in the port of Tacoma.

Mutual aid from South King Fire included Fire Boat Zenith, Aid 367, and Engine 367.

Today, the fire is still active and a lot of heavy smoke after firefighters worked tirelessly to fight the fire throughout the night.

Other agencies assisted included the US Coast Guard Pacific Northwest, the WA State Department of Ecology, and the Port of Tacoma.

Photo Credit | TFD

No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported or HAZMAT was released.

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