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Friday, September 04, 2015 This Week's Paper
Two suspicious fires reported overnight on Yakima Avenue

Investigators are looking into two fires along Yakima Avenue last night that have been determined to be suspicious.

The first fire occurred along the 4100 block at about 4 a.m. Tacoma firefighters from stations 1,2,8,11 and 15 responded to a reported garage fire. The first arriving unit found a fully involved pickup truck on fire with flames also burning a nearby detached garage and a large tree overhead.

Crews initiated an aggressive fire attack to knock the blaze down and protected an adjacent garage exposure. There were no injuries to report. A fire investigator determined the cause of the fire to be intentionally set.

About an half hour later, firefighters from stations 1,4,7,8,9 and 10 responded to a reported vehicle and garage fire just two blocks away, along the 4300 block of Yakima Avenue. The first arriving company found a heavily involved fire in a detached garage, vehicle, trailer and recreational travel trailer. Crews attacked the fire with handlines and applied foam to help suppress the blaze. There were no injuries to report. A fire investigator determined the cause of the fire to be intentionally set as well.

It has yet to be determined if these two incidents are linked and the cases are being forwarded to the Tacoma Police Department for investigative follow-up.

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