Cause of two-alarm warehouse fire in Auburn is undetermined

The cause of a two-alarm warehouse fire at Monster Metal, 2809 Academy Drive SE, on Tuesday is undetermined, pending further investigation.

  • Sunday, October 25, 2015 4:51pm
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Firefighters fought and contained a large warehouse fire near the Auburn Adventist Academy on Tuesday. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

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The cause of a two-alarm warehouse fire at Monster Metal, 2809 Academy Drive SE, on Tuesday is undetermined, pending further investigation.

Valley Regional Fire Authority investigators report that there is no indication of suspicious activity at this time and no apparent connection to the incendiary fires in north Auburn on Oct. 4.

Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at more than $400,000. The structure will most likely be a total loss.

The fire began at approximately 5:42 p.m. in a warehouse that houses the business Monster Metal.

The owner of the business and his dog were present when the fire began and evacuated safely before calling 911. No one else was in the building.

Two ladder trucks, five fire engines, a medic unit and a rehabilitation unit responded to the two-alarm fire.

The VRFA was assisted by crews from South King Fire & Rescue, Kent Fire Authority RFA, Mountain View Fire and Rescue, King County Medic One and the Tukwila Fire Explorers.

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