Tukwila Fire crews extinguish tractor-trailer fire that spread to building, grass

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:00am
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A tractor-trailer fire in Tukwila on Monday evening spread to a nearby building and a grassy area.

The Tukwila Fire Department was initially dispatched to the 13500 block of Interurban Avenue for a residential fire at about 6:20 p.m., but crews were rerouted to the 5700 block of South 130th Place as 911 received more calls.

Upon arrival, crews found a tractor-trailer fully engulfed in flames, according to a media release from the Tukwila Fire Department. The truck 5 feet from the Baker Commodities, and the building and a grassy area caught fire. Nearby railroad tracks were shut down for a short time while crews worked to extinguish the fire, the release said.

Crews from Renton Regional Fire Authority, Puget Sound Fire Authority, Burien Fire, King County Fire District 20, South King County paramedics and Zone 3 Fire Explorers assisted Tukwila. No injuries were reported.

As of early Monday, fire investigators were working to determine a cause of the fire.

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