Firefighters battle massive blaze in Washington wrecking yard

  • Source: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
  • Published: 09/02/2020 12:00 AM

Several firefighters battled a fire at a wrecking yard in Kent Tuesday morning. The fire was reported around 4 a.m. in the 26100 block of 78th Avenue South, according to officials with Puget Sound Fire. Firefighters arrived to find about 30-40 junked cars on fire. "(It was a) deep-seeded fire in a stack of cars," said Capt. Joe Root with Puget Sound Fire. "The cars were stacked multiple cars on top of each other and multiple rows wide." No structures were burning, so firefighters just worked to keep the fire from spreading, officials said. Firefighters used about 12,000 gallons to douse the flames and a HazMat team was called in to monitor the runoff as it mixed with leftover fluids in the vehicles, but Root said the yard already had retention ponds to collect runoff and no contamination was expected. There is no word yet what started the fire.


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