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Tumwater Fire Department responds to 3-alarm commercial fire

Post Date:10/08/2018 8:00 AM

 (8:00 a.m., 8 Oct. 2018)

Tumwater, WA:  Tumwater Fire Department was dispatched at 2:01 a.m., October 8, 2018, to a commercial structure fire at 100 Custer Way SW, the former Olympia Brewery’s modern complex, on the south side of Custer Way SW.

Crews arrived on scene to find a fire in the modern brewery office building. Upon arrival, the Incident Commander requested a third alarm. Firefighters from Olympia, Lacey Fire Dist. 3, McLane Black Lake, East Olympia, South Bay and Griffin Fire and West Thurston Fire departments responded.

Crews are operating and flowing water from the exterior of building.  The fire is still burning, but contained at this time. Firefighters are expected to be on scene all day.

There are no reported injuries at this time, and no information on cause of fire.

The initial call was received from a passerby who reported smoke coming from one of the buildings.

This fire incident does NOT involve any of the historic brewery properties, located on the north side of Custer Way.

The property is owned by Tumwater Development LLC of Anaheim, California.

ROAD CLOSURE: Custer Way SW and Boston Street
Custer Way SW is closed at Capitol Boulevard and 2nd Ave. SW., this includes closure of Boston Street, due to fire activity.  Interstate 5 is not impacted at this time.Drivers should use alternate routes. There is no estimated time to reopen the road.The Washington State Dept. of Ecology is at the fire scene to evaluate water run and its impacts to on the Deschutes River and to monitor air quality.

Media Contact:  Ann Cook, Communications Manager
(360) 754-4123 | (360) 878-4001 mobile
acook@ci.tumwater.wa.us