Tacoma firefighters battle Lowell Elementary School blaze

Firefighters with the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) responded today at 1:14 p.m. to a report of fire at Lowell Elementary School, located at 810 N. 13th St. According to TFD spokesperson Joe Meinecke, first arriving companies found flames and smoke showing from a teacher/staff kitchen located in the “primary wing” area of a building on campus. “Crews attacked the fire with handlines and contained the fire to the room of origin-preventing it from spreading to the two classrooms housed in the building,” said Meinecke. “There were no injuries to report and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Preliminary indications are that the fire was accidental in nature.”