Scrap metal fire quickly extinguished

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick
Fire crews help extinguish a scrap metal fire at Schnitzer Steel. Snohomish County Fire District 7/courtesy photo


WOODINVILLE — Firefighters were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon to a commercial fire at the Schnitzer Steel facility on 63rd Avenue SE.

Crews arriving on the scene found Schnitzer operators putting water on a large scrap metal pile that was on fire, and pulling apart the pile with heavy machinery.

Operators were loading a truck with the scrap metal when they noticed the fire while placing a tarp over the load. After dumping the scrap metal onto the pavement they called 911.

Heavy machinery crews from Fire District 7, Bothell Fire and South County Fire were able to help extinguish the fire.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time

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