Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Scrap Metal Fire Response

Firefighters responded to a reported scrap metal fire at a recycling business located at 1902 Marine View Drive at approximately 3:30 this afternoon. The first arriving companies found a fire that had ignited in a large pile of scrap material. Operationally, crews established master streams to contain the fire and plant personnel used a grappling hook machine to pull the pile apart to get at the core of the fire to extinguish it. The fire took over two-hours to bring under control and there were no injuries to report.

Fireworks and 4th of July Safety

TFD encourages you and your family to attend a public fireworks display to enjoy fireworks.


  • All Fireworks are illegal in the City of Tacoma. 
  • Violators are subject to a $257 dollar fine and the confiscation of their fireworks. 
  • Please call (253) 798-4722 to report suspected violations. 
  • Tacoma Police Department will respond to fireworks related calls as units become available.