A blazing fire tore through a lot of parked tractor trailers in Washington state this week.
The fire began just after midnight on January 22, and a report was called in to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue shortly after. According to KIRO 7, several trucks in the lot were up in flames by the time firefighters arrived. The Central Pierce Fire Marshal told reporters that the incident appears to be suspicious and may be a case of arson.
#Update – #Parkland Fire. @PierceSheriff confirms that they are assisting the Pierce County Fire Marshal’s office with a weekend fire that destroyed 9 Semi-Trucks. Investigators found indications that the fire was intentionally set. pic.twitter.com/uDRIgOoTgB
— South Sound News (@southsoundnews) January 23, 2023
After 20 minutes of fighting the flames, fire crews were able to put them out. Thankfully, no one was injured by the blaze. Nine trucks were damaged, however.
Darren Moss from the County Sherriff’s Office told KIRO 7 that there were clues at the scene that led the Fire Marshal to suspect the fire was started by an arsonist. They have no suspects at this time.
Watch firefighters extinguish the blaze: