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Semi hauling onions catches fire on the Tacoma Tideflats

Truck full of onions catches fire on Tacoma Tideflats

A truck containing onions caught fire Sunday near the Port of Tacoma. Firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.
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A truck containing onions caught fire Sunday near the Port of Tacoma. Firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

Firefighters were working to extinguish a blaze in the cab of a semi-truck that was hauling onions on the Tacoma Tideflats Monday afternoon, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

Chris Brink, a Battalion Chief for the department, said Monday afternoon there were no injuries that firefighters were aware of as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is still being determined, Brink said.

The truck was near Milwaukee Way and East 11th Street.

Photographer Joshua Bessex contributed to this report.

Walker Orenstein: 360-786-1826, @walkerorenstein

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