Firefighters respond to Tacoma Mall escalator fire

Tacoma firefighters responded to the report of a fire at the Macy’s store at the Tacoma Mall on Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. When firefighters arrived they found flames in the main floor escalator of the large retail store. Crews worked quickly to evacuate the store, dismantle a portion of the escalator, and extinguish the fire that had spread from the mechanical area of the unit to the second floor escalator well. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and there were no injuries to report.