TACOMA, Wash. - A raging two-alarm house fire in Tacoma threatened to engulf three other nearby buildings early Friday but crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading just in time.
Firefighters responded to the scene, in the 1200 block of South Ferry Street, at about 3:20 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames billowing from the structure.
The home was fully ablaze and embers from the fire were showering down on other adjacent buildings, but quick action by first responders kept the flames from spreading.
The fire was brought under control but firefighters remain at the scene extinguishing hot spots.
The home was brand new, still under construction, and was unoccupied. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Traffic is blocked in both directions on South 12th Street between Sprague Avenue and Trafton Street as crews mop up. Mototists are advised to seek alternate routes.