Update | Five departments fight flames at high school

Four fire departments joined East Pierce Fire and Rescue Thursday around 11:25 p.m. to fight a two-alarm fire at Bonney Lake High School.

Four fire departments joined East Pierce Fire and Rescue Thursday around 11:25 p.m. to fight a two-alarm fire at Bonney Lake High School.

East Pierce firefighters responded to reports of flames and smoke coming from the building that houses the food service.

The probable cause of the fire is electrical, according to East Pierce Fire and Rescue Deputy Fire Marshal Brian VanMeter.

The origin of the fire appears to have been a light and ballast in the overhand above the loading dock in the children’s nutrition and food service area of the Sumner School District’s Maintenance Building located near the high school.

Joining East Pierce were Orting Valley Fire and Rescue, Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, Valley Regional Fire Authority and the Buckley Fire Department.

According to a press release, the fire was contained to the attic space in the building.

There were no injuries.

More in News

Free construction classes help make community connections

Building Beyond the Walls, an Enumclaw-based non-profit, offers folks of all stripes a way to learn new skills and form long-lasting connections through volunteer work.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

East Pierce hosting annual open house Sept. 29

Don’t miss out on the free, family fun activities and demonstrations, like tearing a car apart with the jaws of life.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff want share of pay increases

After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.

Nation-wide emergency notification test coming October

This will be the first time the Wireless Emergency Alerts system will be tested across the country.

Most Read