Fire investigators say Puyallup storage fire caused by hand-rolled smoke.
UPDATE, July 22, 7 a.m. | A fire that destroyed all 121 units in a storage facility and threatened an apartment complex in Puyallup last week was caused by “one irresponsible citizen tossing a hand rolled cigarette” into grass near the roadway,” said Central Pierce Fire & Rescue on the department’s Twitter account. “We have a long, dry fire season to go.”
ORIGINAL POST | A brush fire that spread to a storage facility in Puyallup threatened a nearby apartment complex and a number of businesses Friday, according to Central Pierce Fire and Rescue.
The complex sustained some heat damage but had not been touched by flames, said Deputy Fire Marshal Guy Overby Friday afternoon.
A number of business south of the fire, near Highway 512 and Canyon Road East, were evacuated, he said.
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Overby said the Public Storage units, which were all destroyed in the fire, were difficult to access.
Overby did not immediately know the number of storage units lost or the cause of the blaze, but said no injuries were reported.