Fire in Vacant Lakewood School
Lakewood, Wash. – At approximately 11:30 p.m., West Pierce Fire & Rescue was called for a smoke investigation in the area of Veterans Drive and Washington Blvd SW. As soon as crews left the station, the were able to locate the fire at 8800 121st Street SW, which is the vacant Harrison Prep school (formerly Lake City Elementary). Firefighters upgraded the alarm to a commercial fire and started more crews to assist, including a ladder company from JBLM.
Firefighters went into a defensive strategy, as it was unsafe for crews to gain access to the interior of the structure. This building was scheduled for demolition and had not been used in approximately one year. The cause is currently under investigation.