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July 9, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Welder may have started smoky Georgetown fire

UPDATE: 10 a.m. |  The fire is believed to have been started by a welding torch being used near recycled wood scraps, said Kyle Moore, Seattle Fire Department spokesman.

Moore said the fire was in an enclosed 18-foot-long aluminum trailer at a recycling company. Reports indicate a worker was welding a metal leg of the trailer when the sparks ignited the wood.

Even though the fire was quickly knocked down, it continued to smolder for more than two hours inside the trailer.

Heavy equipment was brought in to rip the trailer open and remove its contents, which firefighters then sprayed with foam, load by load.

ORIGINAL POST:

If you saw a lot of smoke along East Marginal Way this morning, here’s what it was:

At 7:27 a.m., a fire broke out in a trailer full of wood on a flatbed truck in the 7200 block of East Marginal Way.

No one was hurt, but Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said three engine companies were still on the scene an hour later, and the Seattle Police Department was called to restrict traffic through the area.

The address of the call is listed as the location of a recycling company.

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