By Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer Heather Chadwick.
At 12:51 pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, firefighters were dispatched to a commercial fire in the scrap metal pile at the Schnitzer Steel facility on the 23700 block of 63rd Avenue SE.
When crews arrived they found a 25’ x 25’ scrap metal pile on fire with Schnitzer operators putting water on the fire and pulling the pile apart with heavy machinery.
Operators had loaded a truck with the scrap metal and noticed the fire when placing a tarp over the load. They were able to quickly dump the scrap metal onto the pavement at the facility and called 911.
With the help of the heavy machinery; crews from Fire District 7, Bothell Fire, and South County Fire were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
The cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries reported.
Heavy equipment helps fight scrap metal fire. Photo courtesy of Fire District 7.