The fire, which could be seen for miles, was first reported at 5:15 a.m., according to a Puget Sound Fire media release. When firefighters arrived from Puget Sound Fire, Valley RFA and South King Fire & Rescue, three separate buildings at the site of the White River Feed Company were burning, forcing them to fight the blaze from the outside in a “defensive” mode.
A property caregiver confirmed that all employees were out of the building and accounted for, Puget Sound Fire said. There were no reported injuries.
A King County investigator is working to determine the fire’s cause.
Smoke and fire forced the closure of the BNSF rail lines for a short period of time, which slowed several morning commute Sounder trains. South 277th Street was also partially closed due to fire apparatus and fire hoses.