A house on Tacoma’s South End is a “complete loss” after a fire broke out Monday afternoon, Tacoma Fire Department spokesman Joe Meinecke said.
Firefighters were making headway on the fire inside the home at 6732 Pacific Ave., but it flashed over, pushing them outside as the structure became unsafe, Meinecke said.
Crews are now putting out hotspots and diverting traffic on Pacific Avenue between South 64th and 68th streets to side roads.
According to Meinecke:
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Two occupants were home at about 1 p.m. when Tacoma police officers notified them that their two-story house was on fire. They left safely and 911 was called.
When crews arrived, they found flames and heavy smoke coming from the roof of the home, and they went inside.
When the fire flashed over, the home was no longer safe to occupy, so firefighters went outside and tried to put out the fire from the outside.
No occupants or firefighters were hurt by the blaze. The cause is under investigation.