Crews keep fierce Tacoma garage fire from spreading to nearby homes

TACOMA, Wash. — Fire crews were able to keep a garage fire in Tacoma from spreading to nearby homes Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to the 400 block of East 72nd Street around 2:45 a.m.

They arrived to find a garage fully engulfed in flames and started a defensive attack to help protect adjacent homes. Two more engines were requested.

Crews used circular saws to cut a chain-link fence so they could get better access to protect homes exposed to the flames.

Around 3:45 a.m., Tacoma Fire said the flames were under control and crews would continue putting out hot spots.

Investigators will determine the cause of the fire.

No one was hurt and the fire was contained to the garage where it started.