Issaquah and Snohomish firefighters battled two unrelated fires on Tuesday and early Wednesday. The two fires produced plumes of smoke visible for miles.
In Issaquah, firefighters brought down a blaze that started at the Egg & Us restaurant in Village West on Tuesday afternoon, according to Eastside Fire & Rescue.
Because the fire inside could not initially be reached by fire crews, they fought it defensively from outside the building, meaning the first objective was to prevent the fire from spreading. to other buildings, the fire department said on Twitter.
In a social media post published shortly before 5 p.m., the department asked neighbors to avoid the area. No injuries were reported, firefighters said. The fire station said the blaze was in the village of Gilman, but the manager of that resort said the blaze was actually next to Village West.
The blaze was brought under control within 20 minutes of firefighters arriving, although a hot spot broke out early Wednesday, the department said. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage will be determined by fire investigators.
In the town of Snohomish, a fire at Eastside Tire & Automotive burned and smoldered for hours, fueled by rubber, oil and other flammable materials from the auto repair shop, firefighters said.
The two-alarm blaze on D Avenue started around 2:30 a.m., firefighters said, and was fought defensively from the outside to prevent the blaze from spreading to surrounding businesses, the chief of staff said. Snohomish firefighter Don Waller at KING 5.
No injuries have been reported, and the cause and damage will be determined by investigators once the building can enter safely, firefighters said.