Arson suspected in Sunday morning fire
August 16, 2010 · 11:10 AM
Fire marshals from East Pierce Fire and Rescue and Pierce County said a house fire early Sunday morning on the eastern shore of Lake Tapps is being investigated as arson.
No one was home when the fire started around 5:30 a.m. Sunday on the 4000 block of 218th Avenue East. Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue, Riverside Fire and Rescue, Valley Regional Fire Authority, Milton Fire and Enumclaw Fire were called to the two-alarm blaze.
Both lanes of 218th Avenue East were closed for hours as the firefighters fought to get the fire under control.
Investigators said the fire originated in the basement of the single-story house with a daylight basement.
The home is a total loss.