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August 21, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Several cities’ firefighters helping battle Redmond blaze

Fire crews from six cities have been working to fight the fire, which started in this 70-foot-tall pile of wood chips and other debris. (Redmond Fire Department)

Fire crews from six cities have been working to fight the fire, which started in this 70-foot-tall pile of wood chips and other debris. (Redmond Fire Department)

UPDATE 8:53 p.m. | The fire in Redmond stems from a 70-foot-tall and several-hundred-foot wide pile of wood and other debris at All Wood Recycling on 192nd Avenue Northeast.

That’s one heck of a bonfire.

A combined team of 66 firefighters from Redmond, Bellevue, Woodinville, Eastside Fire, Kirkland and Seattle, as well as heavy machinery crews from the recycling plant, are all on hand to fight the blaze, according to a release from the Redmond fire department.

The fire is fully contained to the wood pile, but it could burn there for the next day or longer, “due to the sheer size of the debris pile,” a Redmond fire spokeswoman said.

No roads have been closed as of Wednesday night, and there have been no injuries. The debris are mainly from land-clearing projects and include stumps, trees and other similar items.

The cause hasn’t been officially determined, but firefighters expect that the wood caught fire on its own due to heat.

UPDATE: 6:22 p.m. | The fire, which has engulfed a woodpile at a recycling center, has flared up again and is expected to burn “for quite a while,” a Redmond fire spokeswoman said.

The cause is unknown at this point, but the blase has been contained to the woodpile, said Julie Beard, the spokeswoman.

UPDATE: 5:36 p.m. | KING5 is reporting that the fire is now smoldering.

ORIGINAL POST | Five Seattle firefighter crews and engines are responding to a fire at a recycling center at 188th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 84th Street in Redmond.

They’re assisting Redmond firefighting teams, as part of a mutual aid agreement, per a SFD tweet.

More details will be added to this post as they become available.

Comments | Topics: Redmond


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